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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Braley

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bloom, your glow of life.

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

L is for life, that you live so well.

E is for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Braley

Bruce Braley is an office holder. Bruce was given the name Bruce Lowell Braley on October 30th, 1957 in Grinnell, Iowa.


David Braley is a Canadian Senator and Senate of Canada. David was born on May 31st, 1941 in Montreal.


Berton was born on January 29th, 1882. He breathed his last breath on January 23rd, 1966.


Callum was born on March 23rd, 1994 in Bristol.


Scott Braley is a photographer, activist, and activism. Scott was born on March 26th, 1947 in Midland, Michigan.


Henry King Braley was an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Justice of the, Massachusetts Superior Court, Mayor of, Mayorof, Fall River, and Massachusetts. Henry was born on March 17th, 1850 in Rochester, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on January 17th, 1929.


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Popularity of Braley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Braley U.S.
  White 92.18% 64.26%
  African American 2.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Braley

People with the last name Braley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Braley

  • How Popular is the name Braley? Braley is the 23,023rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Braley was the 8,423rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Braley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 270 babies born with the first name Braley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Braley to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Braley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Braley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Braley is Tuesday, September 23rd, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Braley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Braley was in 2011 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Braley: Your name in reverse order is Yelarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reaylb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Braley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,924 people with the last name Braley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Braley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Braley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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