Woodley name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Woodley

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Old English, meaning "a clearing in a wood".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A town and civil parish of Berkshire, England.
  3. A suburban area of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

Notable Persons Named Woodley

Notable Persons Named Woodley

Woodley Lewis

Woodley Lewis was a football player. Woodley was born on June 14th, 1925 in Los Angeles. Woodley is also known as Lewis, Woodley Carl, and Jr.. He passed away on December 29th, 2000.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Woodley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Woodley

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Shailene was given the name Shailene Diann Woodley on November 15th, 1991 in San Bernardino County, California, U.S.

Tyron Woodley

Tyron was born on April 7th, 1982 in Ferguson, Missouri.

LaMarr Woodley

LaMarr Woodley is an american football player for the Arizona Cardinals. LaMarr was born on November 3rd, 1984 in Saginaw, Michigan.

Bruce Woodley

Bruce Woodley is a jazz and pop-folk musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, and banjo. He was most active from 1959 to present. Bruce was given the name Bruce William Woodley on July 25th, 1942.

David Woodley

David Woodley was a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1985. David was born on October 25th, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He passed away on May 4th, 2003.

Frank Woodley

Frank Woodley is a comedian. Frank was given the name Frank Wood on February 29th, 1968 in Melbourne.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Woodley U.S.
  White 46.29% 64.26%
  African American 46.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Woodley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Woodley

  • How Popular is the name Woodley? Woodley is the 26,988th most popular name of all time. As a last name Woodley was the 5,026th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Woodley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 211 babies born with the first name Woodley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Woodley 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 Woodley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Woodley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Woodley is Wednesday, February 6th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Woodley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Woodley was in 1923 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Woodley Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Woodley is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Woodley: The name spelled backwards is Yeldoow. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yolowed. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Woodley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,982 people with the last name Woodley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Woodley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Woodley as their last name.
  • Woodley name meaning

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