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

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Origin and Meaning of Ousley

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Alt. Meaning

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

S is for serene, your calm time.

L is for love, everlasting.

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ousley

King Curtis was a soul, r&b, rock, funk, jazz, rhythm, and blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 1971. King was given the name Curtis Ousley on February 7th, 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas. He passed away on August 13th, 1971.


Harold was born on January 23rd, 1929 in Chicago. He died on August 13th, 2015.



Ross was born on March 3rd, 1937.


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Popularity of Ousley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ousley U.S.
  White 64.79% 64.26%
  African American 31.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ousley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ousley

  • How Popular is the name Ousley? As a last name Ousley was the 7,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ousley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ousley is Friday, March 4th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Ousley? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ousley. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ousley: Your name in reverse order is Yelsuo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Soeylu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ousley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,751 people with the last name Ousley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ousley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Ousley as their last name.

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