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Origin and Meaning of Colley

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Col"ley
See Collie.

Notable Persons Named Colley

Colley Cibber was an actor, theatre manager, playwright, and poet. Colley was born on November 6th, 1671. He left this life on December 11th, 1757.


Colley was born in 1818. He breathed his last breath on January 20th, 1903.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Colley

Minnie Pearl was a country music and comedy music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 1991. Minnie was given the name Sarah Ophelia Colley on October 25th, 1912 in Tennessee, USA. Minnie is also known as Minnie Pearl. She died on March 4th, 1996.


Kenneth Colley is an actor. He was most prominent from 1961 to present. Kenneth was born on December 7th, 1937 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.


John Ford Coley is a pop rock, folk rock, soft rock, and country music singing. He plays Guitar, Piano, Electronic keyboard, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1969 to present. John was given the name John Edward Colley on October 13th, 1948 in Dallas, Texas, United States.


Randy Colley is a wrestler. Randy was born on May 2nd, 1950 in Alexander City, Alabama.


Don Pedro Colley is an actor. Don was born on August 30th, 1938 in Klamath Falls, Oregon.


Omar Colley is a soccer player for the Djurgårdens IF Fotboll, Wallidan F.C., Real de Banjul F.C., Kuopion Palloseura, Gambia national under-17 football team, and Gambia national football team. Omar was born on October 24th, 1992 in Banjul.


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Popularity of Colley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Colley U.S.
  White 82.22% 64.26%
  African American 12.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.86% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Colley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Colley

  • How Popular is the name Colley? Colley is the 63,400th most popular name of all time. As a last name Colley was the 3,996th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Colley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18 babies born with the first name Colley in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Colley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Colley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Colley is Thursday, January 11th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Colley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Colley was in 1979 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Colley: Your name in reverse order is Yelloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oyllce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Colley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,887 people with the last name Colley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Colley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Colley 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.