Oakley

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9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States sharpshooter who was featured in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (1860-1926)
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Old English - an oak clearing.

  1. Any of several place names in England and the United States.
  2. A surname​ derived from the place names in England.

Notable Persons Named Oakley

Oakley Hall was a novelist. Oakley was born on July 1st, 1920. He breathed his last breath on May 12th, 2008.

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Oakley Chester Curtis was a Governor of Maine. His most notable accomplishments were from 1915 to 1917. Oakley was born on March 29th, 1865 in Portland, Maine. He passed away on February 22nd, 1924.

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Oakley was born in 1890. He died in 1976.

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Oakley was born on December 3rd, 1891 in Pennsylvania. He breathed his last breath on June 5th, 1966.

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Oakley was born in 1916 in Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. He passed away on October 30th, 1994.

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Oakley Heath-Drury is a sports team member for the Grimsby Town F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Oakley

Annie was given the name Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13th, 1860 in Near Willowdell, Ohio, United States. She left this life on November 3rd, 1926.

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Charles Oakley is a basketball player for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and Houston Rockets. Charles was born on December 18th, 1963 in Cleveland.

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Berry Oakley was a musician. He plays Fender Jazz Bass. He was most prominent from 1964 to 1972. Berry was given the name Raymond Berry Oakley, III on April 4th, 1948 in Chicago. He passed away on November 11th, 1972.

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He was most active from 2006 to 2014. Peter was born on August 20th, 1927 in Norwich. He breathed his last breath on March 23rd, 2014.

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Barbara was born in 1955 in Lodi, California, USA.

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Bill Oakley is a screenwriting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Bill was given the name William Lloyd Oakley on February 27th, 1966 in Westminster, Maryland.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 9 0 9
1885 5 0 5
1889 8 0 8
1890 6 0 6
1892 7 0 7
1893 5 0 5
1894 7 0 7
1895 7 0 7
1896 11 0 11
1898 16 0 16
1899 8 0 8
1900 6 0 6
1901 8 0 8
1902 12 0 12
1903 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1905 9 0 9
1906 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1908 7 0 7
1909 9 0 9
1910 13 0 13
1911 12 0 12
1912 23 0 23
1913 43 7 36
1914 33 6 27
1915 43 0 43
1916 48 8 40
1917 50 0 50
1918 47 6 41
1919 52 0 52
1920 58 6 52
1921 46 0 46
1922 41 5 36
1923 53 6 47
1924 44 6 38
1925 50 7 43
1926 28 0 28
1927 38 0 38
1928 44 5 39
1929 27 0 27
1930 31 0 31
1931 26 0 26
1932 28 0 28
1933 23 0 23
1934 28 0 28
1935 34 0 34
1936 15 0 15
1937 23 0 23
1938 19 0 19
1939 17 0 17
1940 21 0 21
1941 15 0 15
1942 16 0 16
1943 22 0 22
1944 17 0 17
1945 16 0 16
1946 27 0 27
1947 16 0 16
1948 16 0 16
1949 12 0 12
1950 27 0 27
1951 14 0 14
1952 14 0 14
1953 11 0 11
1954 12 0 12
1955 9 0 9
1956 11 0 11
1957 15 0 15
1958 10 0 10
1959 11 0 11
1960 9 0 9
1961 10 0 10
1962 15 0 15
1964 9 0 9
1965 11 0 11
1966 5 0 5
1967 7 0 7
1968 9 0 9
1969 8 0 8
1970 10 0 10
1972 11 0 11
1973 7 0 7
1974 7 0 7
1975 9 0 9
1976 5 0 5
1977 5 0 5
1979 10 0 10
1980 15 0 15
1981 10 0 10
1982 9 0 9
1983 13 6 7
1984 6 0 6
1985 11 5 6
1987 9 0 9
1988 9 0 9
1989 9 0 9
1990 18 0 18
1991 25 12 13
1992 30 9 21
1993 36 10 26
1994 30 10 20
1995 40 12 28
1996 48 19 29
1997 49 16 33
1998 54 15 39
1999 58 21 37
2000 74 26 48
2001 68 18 50
2002 70 31 39
2003 88 29 59
2004 97 41 56
2005 106 41 65
2006 114 49 65
2007 133 61 72
2008 166 75 91
2009 231 92 139
2010 255 118 137
2011 352 157 195
2012 429 189 240
2013 565 274 291
2014 761 364 397
2015 966 471 495
2016 1,012 534 478
2017 1,263 653 610

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Popularity of Oakley as a first name

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Popularity of Oakley as a last name

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Common last names for Oakley

  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Adams
  • Baker
  • Thompson
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oakley U.S.
  White 84.98% 64.26%
  African American 9.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oakley

People with the last name Oakley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Oakley

  • What name lists does Oakley rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Oakley? Oakley is the 2,693rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Oakley was the 2,099th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Oakley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,888 babies born with the first name Oakley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Oakley to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Oakley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Oakley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Oakley is Sunday, January 20th, 1822.
  • What year had the most people named Oakley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Oakley was in 2017 with a total of 653 babies.
  • Random Oakley Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Oakley ranks 41st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 30 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Oakley: Your name in reverse order is Yelkao. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oeykla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oakley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,238 people with the last name Oakley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oakley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Oakley 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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