Oakley Name Meaning & Origin

Oakley

Pronunciation: OHK-lee (key)

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Oakley (Old English): Habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named with the Old English elements ac ‘oak’+‘ley’
‘wood’=‘clearing’. Translation: 'oak' 'meadow'

Oakley - masculine, strong like an Oak tree.

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My nephew name is Oakley and he just smile every time her hear us call him. When out at restaurants or store people fall in love with his name and also his good looks.

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My Son's name is Oakley. He is strong willed, smart, polite, commpasstionate, kind to animals, babys and others, he stands up for other kids, love nature, he is phsyically stong, loves sports and working out. He is not afraid to stand up for himself. He has a creative mind but is strong in math. All the kids through out public school have loved him and his unique name. His nickname is Oak and everyone who has meet him has mentioned how unique and strong sounding it is.
Now in High School, he has made many new friends and has never had an issue with his name.

Nicknames for Oakley: | Edit

Oak
Lee
Oakster (playful nickname)
Oakie

Meanings and history of the name Oakley: | Edit

Old English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named with the Old English elements
ac ‘oak’ + ‘ley’ which is ‘wood’ + ‘clearing’
Translated: "oak meadow"

Famous real-life people named Oakley: | Edit

-Oakley Chester Curtis- an American politician and the 50th Governor of Maine
-In the 1920s, Oakley Kelley was a record-setting aviator for the United States Army Air Service, forerunner of the Air Force.
-Berry Oakley was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.
-There’s also a glacier in Antarctica, named Oakley Glacier in honor of a chaplain stationed at McMurdo Station in 1967.
-Writer Oakley Hall was best known for his westerns, several of which were adopted by Hollywood in the 1950s. His son, also named Oakley Hall, became a playwright.
-From the 1880s through 1920, Oakley charted in the US boys’ Top 1000 nineteen times – indicating that he had a good history of use as a masculine moniker.

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