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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Manley

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Alt. Meaning

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for approachable, constantly meeting new people

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

L is for luster, your shine.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons Named Manley

Big Youth is a reggae musician. Big was given the name Manley Augustus Buchanan on April 19th, 1949.

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Sir Manley Laurence Power is a county court and deputy lieutenant. His military service ended in 1961.

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M. Caldwell Butler was a Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Roanoke City and Member of theVirginia House of DelegatesfromRoanoke City. His most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 1983. His military service ended in 1946. M. was given the name Manley Caldwell Butler on June 2nd, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia. He left this life on July 29th, 2014.

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Manley Angell James is a military person. His military service ended in 1914.

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Manley Ottmer Hudson was a professor, international law jurist, and chairman of the international law commission. Manley was born on May 19th, 1886 in St. Peters, Missouri. He died on April 13th, 1960.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Manley

Michael Manley was a Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Opposition (Jamaica). His military service ended in 1945. Michael was born on December 10th, 1924 in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica. He breathed his last breath on March 6th, 1997.

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Norman Washington Manley was a 1 and Chief Minister of Jamaica. He was most active from 1955 to 1962. Norman was born on July 4th, 1893 in Roxborough, Manchester. He breathed his last breath on September 2nd, 1969.

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Dexter Manley is a football player for the Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ottawa Rough Riders, and Shreveport Pirates. Dexter was born on February 2nd, 1959 in Houston, Texas.

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Peter Manley is a darts player. Peter was born on March 7th, 1962 in Cheam.

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Edna Swithenbank Manley was an artist. Edna was born on March 1st, 1900 in Bournemouth. She died on February 2nd, 1987.

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John Manley is a member of parliament. He was most active from 2002 to 2003. John was born on January 5th, 1950 in Ottawa.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1882 11 0 11
1883 5 0 5
1884 9 0 9
1885 9 0 9
1887 9 0 9
1888 10 0 10
1889 10 0 10
1890 9 0 9
1891 8 0 8
1892 8 0 8
1894 6 0 6
1896 9 0 9
1897 15 0 15
1898 8 0 8
1899 11 0 11
1900 8 0 8
1902 6 0 6
1903 5 0 5
1904 16 0 16
1905 6 0 6
1906 7 0 7
1907 5 0 5
1908 8 0 8
1909 7 0 7
1910 15 0 15
1911 13 0 13
1912 19 0 19
1913 27 0 27
1914 34 0 34
1915 54 0 54
1916 47 0 47
1917 61 0 61
1918 61 0 61
1919 48 0 48
1920 48 0 48
1921 54 0 54
1922 53 0 53
1923 51 0 51
1924 48 0 48
1925 50 0 50
1926 44 0 44
1927 67 0 67
1928 45 0 45
1929 40 0 40
1930 33 0 33
1931 37 0 37
1932 25 0 25
1933 22 0 22
1934 31 0 31
1935 34 0 34
1936 38 0 38
1937 32 0 32
1938 31 0 31
1939 25 0 25
1940 32 0 32
1941 28 0 28
1942 34 0 34
1943 26 0 26
1944 23 0 23
1945 40 0 40
1946 22 0 22
1947 29 0 29
1948 25 0 25
1949 16 0 16
1950 29 0 29
1951 28 0 28
1952 18 0 18
1953 25 0 25
1954 26 0 26
1955 24 0 24
1956 21 0 21
1957 23 0 23
1958 25 0 25
1959 12 0 12
1960 12 0 12
1961 11 0 11
1962 14 0 14
1963 8 0 8
1964 18 0 18
1965 6 0 6
1966 15 0 15
1967 6 0 6
1968 7 0 7
1969 6 0 6
1970 18 0 18
1971 10 0 10
1972 8 0 8
1973 8 0 8
1974 6 0 6
1975 11 0 11
1976 13 0 13
1979 11 0 11
1980 10 0 10
1981 7 0 7
1982 11 0 11
1983 8 0 8
1987 8 0 8
1988 9 0 9
1989 16 0 16
1990 7 0 7
1991 5 0 5
1992 9 0 9
1993 7 0 7
1997 5 0 5
1999 8 0 8
2000 6 0 6
2002 7 0 7
2007 5 0 5
2008 5 0 5
2015 6 0 6

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Popularity of Manley as a first name

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Popularity of Manley as a last name

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Common last names for Manley

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Clark
  • White
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Edwards
  • Jackson
  • Hill

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Manley U.S.
  White 78.54% 64.26%
  African American 15.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Manley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Manley

  • How Popular is the name Manley? Manley is the 6,321st most popular name of all time. As a last name Manley was the 1,413th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Manley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,233 babies born with the first name Manley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Manley to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Manley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Manley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Manley is Tuesday, June 9th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Manley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Manley was in 1927 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Manley Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Manley is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Manley: Your name in reverse order is Yelnam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enamly. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Manley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,136 people with the last name Manley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Manley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Manley as their last name.

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