Manley name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Manley mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Manley

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Jamaica says the name Manley is of English origin and means "A small clearing in wooded area. or. le main - the hand - Norman Conquest of England - French origin".
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Notable Persons Named Manley

Notable Persons Named Manley

Big Youth

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

Sir Manley Laurence Power

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

M. Caldwell Butler

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.

Manley Hall, Staffordshire

Manley Angell James

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

Manley Ottmer Hudson

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.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Manley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Manley

Michael 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.

Norman Washington Manley

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.

Dexter Manley

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.

Peter Manley

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

Edna Swithenbank Manley

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

John Manley

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

  • Elizabeth Manley
    Figure Skater
  • Audrey Forbes Manley
    Office Holder
  • William Manley
    Military Person
  • Rich Manley
  • Pamella D'Pella
  • John Henry Manley
  • Joey Manley
    Comics Creator
  • Martin Manley
  • Natalie Manley
  • Dorothy Manley
  • Thomas Manley
    President of Antioch College
  • Phillipkeith Manley
    Football Player
  • Stuart Manley
  • James L Manley

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 6,533rd 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 2019, 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 1950 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 in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Manley: The name spelled backwards is Yelnam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mynlea. 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.
  • Manley name meaning

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