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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Oley

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Alt. Meaning

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons Named Oley

Oley Speaks was a singer, composer, and singing. He was most prominent from 1898 to 1944. Oley was born on June 28th, 1874 in Canal Winchester, Ohio, United States. He passed away on August 7th, 1948.


Oley was born on October 18th, 1964 in Surrey, North Dakota.


Oley was born on March 21st, 1684. He died on November 9th, 1719.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Oley

Barnabas was born in 1602. He breathed his last breath in 1686.


Where is the name Oley popular?

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Popularity of Oley as a last name

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Common last names for Oley

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Common first names for Oley

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oley U.S.
  White 94.77% 64.26%
  African American 1.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oley

People with the last name Oley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Oley

  • How Popular is the name Oley? Oley is the 19,300th most popular name of all time. As a last name Oley was the 42,094th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Oley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 374 babies born with the first name Oley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Oley to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Oley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Oley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Oley is Tuesday, February 6th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Oley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Oley was in 1922 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Oley Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Oley is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Oley: Your name in reverse order is Yelo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oeyl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 516 people with the last name Oley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Oley as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.