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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Foley

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Foley

Jack Horkheimer was a in the field of astronomy. Jack was given the name Foley Arthur Horkheimer on June 11th, 1938 in Randolph, Wisconsin. He breathed his last breath on August 20th, 2010.


Foley was born on October 31st, 1958.


Foley was born on August 8th, 1716. He passed away on November 18th, 1777.


Foley Martin was a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1919 to 1922. Foley was born on January 4th, 1901 in Banff, Alberta. He died on December 9th, 1923.


Foley Okenla is a soccer player for the Burnley F.C., Birmingham City F.C., K.V. Turnhout, Montreal Impact (1992–2011), and Nigeria national football team. Foley was born on October 9th, 1967 in Ibadan, Nigeria.


Foley was born on January 30th, 1909. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 1998.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Foley

Mick Foley is a professional wrestling, actor, author, color commentator, comedian, voice acting, professional wrestler, and voice actor. He has been prominent since 1983. Mick was given the name Michael Francis Foley on June 7th, 1965 in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.


Scott Foley is an actor. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Scott was given the name Scott Kellerman Foley on July 15th, 1972 in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.


James Foley was a journalist. James was given the name James Wright Foley on October 18th, 1973 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S. He died on August 19th, 2014.


Dave Foley is an actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer. His ongoing career started in 1986. Dave was given the name David Scott Foley on January 4th, 1963 in Etobicoke. Dave is also known as David Foley.


Ellen Foley is a rock music singing and actor. She was most prominent from 1977 to present. Ellen was born on June 5th, 1951.


Tom Foley was a Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, 25th United States Ambassador to Japan, House Majority Leader, House Majority Whip, Chairman of theHouse Agriculture Committee, and Party leader. Tom was given the name Thomas Stephen Foley on March 6th, 1929 in Spokane, Washington. He died on October 18th, 2013.


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Popularity of Foley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Foley U.S.
  White 92.05% 64.26%
  African American 3.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Foley

People with the last name Foley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Foley

  • How Popular is the name Foley? Foley is the 54,216th most popular name of all time. As a last name Foley was the 661st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Foley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32 babies born with the first name Foley in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Foley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Foley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Foley is Monday, January 7th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Foley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Foley was in 1922 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Foley: Your name in reverse order is Yelof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fyleo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Foley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 51,865 people with the last name Foley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Foley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Foley 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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