Early - Meaning of Early

What does Early mean?

[ 2 syll. ea-(r)ly, ear-ly ] The baby boy name Early is pronounced as ERLiy †. Early is mainly used in English and it is of Old English origin. The name Early means eagle wood. It is derived from the words 'earn' meaning eagle ; 'leah' wood, clearing, meadow. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name as a given name.

In addition, Early is a diminutive of the English name Earl.

Early has 15 variant forms. Variant forms of Early include Earlea, Earleah, Earlee, Earleigh, Earley, Earli, Earlie, Erlea, Erleah, Erlee, Erleigh, Erley, Erli, Erlie, and Erly.

See also the related form, the English Arlie.

See also the related categories, wood, english, and eagle.

Early is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1907, 0.019% of baby boys were named Early. It had a ranking of #419 then. The baby name has markedly dropped in popularity since then, and is today used on an infrequent scale. Within all boy names in its family, Early was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Early include Earlee, Earley, Earli, Earlie, Erlee, Erley, Erli, Erly, Erlie, Erol, Eroll, Errol, Erroll, Erryl, Eryl, Euryl, Aeriell, Airiél, Ariell, and Earleah.

† Pronunciation for Early: ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

Meaning of Early Meaning of Earlie Meaning of Earlie Meaning of Earline Meaning of Earl Meaning of Irl Meaning of Erle Meaning of Earle Meaning of Erl Meaning of Arlie
Baby Name Explorer for Early

Early Popularity Charts

blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name