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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nalley

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Alt. Meaning

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

A is for acts, the daily acts of kindness shown to others

L is for luster, your shine.

L is for life, that you live so well.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nalley

Elizabeth Ann Nalley is a in the field of chemistry. Elizabeth was born in Catron, Missouri.


Rufus was born on December 27th, 1870 in Villa Rica, Georgia. Rufus is also known as Nalley and R. Benjamin. He left this life on November 28th, 1902.


Kim Nalley is a jazz, vocal jazz, blues, folk music, and swing music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Kim was given the name Kim Rene Nalley .


Lee Nalley is a football player. Lee was born on March 15th, 1925 in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Popularity of Nalley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nalley U.S.
  White 91.12% 64.26%
  African American 4.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nalley

People with the last name Nalley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nalley

  • How Popular is the name Nalley? Nalley is the 54,860th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nalley was the 6,598th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nalley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31 babies born with the first name Nalley in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nalley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nalley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nalley is Thursday, July 4th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Nalley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nalley was in 1994 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Random Nalley Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nalley is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Nalley: Your name in reverse order is Yellan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayelln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nalley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,134 people with the last name Nalley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nalley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Nalley 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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