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Meaning of the name Worley

[ 2 syll. wor-ley, wo-rl-ey ] The baby boy name Worley is pronounced WAORLiy- †. Worley is of Old English origin and it is used mainly in English. The first name is derived from the surname. Various forms of the surname have been used, such as Warley, Worley, Worsley, and Vorley. The surname is itself from a place name in Essex, Lancashire, Somerset, or the West Midlands. In Essex and Somerset, the name of the town Warley is from wer (meaning 'weir; dam') and leah ('wood, clearing, meadow'), thus meaning 'clearing by a dam'. Worsley in Lancashire derives its name from the Old English name 'Weorchaeth' and the element leah ('wood, clearing, meadow'), and it is taken to mean 'clearing by a wood'. Worsley in Worcestershire is from weorf and leah ('wood, clearing, meadow'), thus it means 'ox clearing'.

See also the related categories, wood, town (village), element, lancashire, and somerset.

Worley is not widely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed within the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Worley include Warlee, Warley, Warli, Warlie, Warly, Weirlee, Weirley, Weirli, Weirlie, Weirly, Warleah, and Weirleah.

† Pronunciation for Worley: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

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