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Gender: Male Meaning of Oakley: "oak wood or clearing" Origin of Oakley: English Oakley's Popularity in 2017: #479

The name Oakley is a boy's name of English origin meaning "oak wood or clearing". Oakley is ranked #479 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

As sturdy as Oak, with deeper roots. For males, it's been on the rise in recent years.

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Famous People Named Oakley

Oakley Maxwell Hall, American novelist
Oakley "Tad" Hall III, American playwright
Berry Oakley, bassist for and a founder of The Allman Brothers
Tyler Oakley, American LGBT rights activist and YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Oakley

Oakley, a character in the movie "Unrelated"
Oakley, a sports clothing and accessories brand
Oakley, character from movie "Cold Mountain"

Oakly, Oaklee, Oaklie, Oakleigh, Oakie, Oaklea


tumblesandbumbles Says:


Very strongly dislike this name, but I prefer it on a boy than on a girl. Waaay to masculine for a girl (imo)!

cheesy-biscuit Says:


To me this name is very common

elizbeth Says:


Such a beautiful nature inspired gender neutral name!
Oakley looks strong and masculine, Oakleigh is perfect for a strong yet girly feel!
Love this name for both!

MommaMelissa1 Says:


Oakley - boy || Oakleigh - girl :)

headintheclouds Says:


I think Oakley fits right in with current modern day, what with the nature name and surname-name trends. The image of a strong oak tree and the breezy -ley sound makes me think of leaves rustling in the wind and sitting beneath an oak tree for shade on a lovely summer's day, cloudgazing and savoring life. Oakley sounds truly gender neutral to me, and I like it equally on both boy and girl (on a girl, the Annie Oakley association gives it more of a trailblazer adventurous feel).

FutureMommyTo5 Says:


100% girls name!

caetano Says:


My absolutely favorite boy name, so handsome. Dont like it on a girl whatsoever.

SoDallas3 Says:


I really like Oakley. Makes me think of a cowboy!

Mirimouse Says:


I really like it... but... sunglasses...

faithnamer Says:


I was just going to say that! "Well hello everyone! My name is Tyler Oakley!"

strawberrydino Says:


All I hear is Tyler Oakley..