Burley

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Burley

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  • A user from South Carolina, United States says the name Burley is of English origin and means "Smart and strong".

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  1. A tobacco grown mainly in Kentucky, used in making cigarettes.
  2. Blood and offal used by fishermen to attract fish.

Notable Persons Named Burley

Burley Mitchell is a Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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Burley was born in 1806. He left this life in 1877.

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Burley was born on August 28th, 1917 in Waxahachie, Texas. Burley is also known as Bearden and Burley L.. He breathed his last breath on January 18th, 1997.

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Burley Bayer was a baseball player. Burley was born on December 19th, 1873 in Louisville, Kentucky. He breathed his last breath on May 30th, 1933.

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Burley Parke was a jockey and horse trainer. Burley was born on March 21st, 1905 in Albion, Idaho. He breathed his last breath on October 4th, 1977.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Burley

Kay Burley is a television presenter. Kay was born Kay Burley in 1960 in Wigan, Lancashire, England.

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Craig Burley is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., Celtic F.C., Derby County F.C., Dundee F.C., Preston North End F.C., Walsall F.C., and Scotland national football team. Craig was born on September 24th, 1971 in Ayr.

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George Burley is a soccer player for the Ipswich Town F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Gillingham F.C., Motherwell F.C., Ayr United F.C., Falkirk F.C., Colchester United F.C., Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football team. George was born on June 3rd, 1956 in Cumnock.

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Nichola Burley is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Nichola was given the name Nichola Ann Burley on December 26th, 1986 in Harehills.

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His ongoing career started in 2013. Marcus was born on July 16th, 1990 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Charley Burley was a boxer. Charley was born on September 6th, 1917 in Bessemer, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. He died on October 16th, 1992.

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How popular is the baby name Burley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1881 7 0 7
1882 9 0 9
1883 8 0 8
1884 12 0 12
1885 8 0 8
1886 8 0 8
1887 7 0 7
1888 7 0 7
1889 9 0 9
1890 8 0 8
1891 8 0 8
1892 12 0 12
1893 10 0 10
1895 9 0 9
1897 5 0 5
1898 7 0 7
1899 9 0 9
1900 19 5 14
1901 12 0 12
1903 7 0 7
1904 10 0 10
1906 10 0 10
1907 9 0 9
1908 13 0 13
1909 15 0 15
1910 8 0 8
1911 11 0 11
1912 34 0 34
1913 29 0 29
1914 34 0 34
1915 50 0 50
1916 39 0 39
1917 58 6 52
1918 50 0 50
1919 46 5 41
1920 34 0 34
1921 64 6 58
1922 58 5 53
1923 49 0 49
1924 38 0 38
1925 52 8 44
1926 55 0 55
1927 43 0 43
1928 34 0 34
1929 40 0 40
1930 35 0 35
1931 40 0 40
1932 36 0 36
1933 44 0 44
1934 38 0 38
1935 35 0 35
1936 40 0 40
1937 33 0 33
1938 29 0 29
1939 46 0 46
1940 46 5 41
1941 21 0 21
1942 33 0 33
1943 41 0 41
1944 26 0 26
1945 36 0 36
1946 29 0 29
1947 29 0 29
1948 34 0 34
1949 30 0 30
1950 26 0 26
1951 28 0 28
1952 28 0 28
1953 25 0 25
1954 16 0 16
1955 20 0 20
1956 31 0 31
1957 27 0 27
1958 18 0 18
1959 15 0 15
1960 25 0 25
1961 24 0 24
1962 9 0 9
1963 16 0 16
1964 14 0 14
1965 14 0 14
1966 23 0 23
1967 10 0 10
1968 19 0 19
1969 13 0 13
1970 10 0 10
1971 13 0 13
1972 15 0 15
1973 9 0 9
1974 9 0 9
1975 8 0 8
1976 7 0 7
1977 9 0 9
1978 8 0 8
1979 9 0 9
1980 9 0 9
1981 11 0 11
1982 6 0 6
1983 9 0 9
1984 6 0 6
1991 5 0 5
1998 5 0 5
1999 5 0 5
2000 5 0 5
2014 6 0 6
2016 5 0 5
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Burley as a first name

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Popularity of Burley as a last name

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Common last names for Burley

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Young
  • Thompson
  • Turner
  • Thomas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Burley U.S.
  White 62.00% 64.26%
  African American 32.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Burley

People with the last name Burley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Burley

  • How Popular is the name Burley? Burley is the 6,119th most popular name of all time. As a last name Burley was the 4,149th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Burley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,342 babies born with the first name Burley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Burley to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Burley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Burley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Burley is Wednesday, January 15th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Burley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Burley was in 1921 with a total of 58 babies.
  • Random Burley Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Burley is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Burley: Your name in reverse order is Yelrub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leryub. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Burley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,542 people with the last name Burley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Burley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Burley 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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