Oxley - boys name

Oxley name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 37%

Oxley name meaning:

The name Oxley is of English origin and is primarily a surname. As a given name for boys, it is less common and often carries the same meaning as the surname. The name Oxley derives from the Old English words "ox" and "leah," where "ox" refers to an ox or a bull, and "leah" means a clearing or a meadow. Therefore, the name Oxley can be interpreted as "ox meadow" or "bull clearing."

Names that have associations with animals often carry strong and symbolic meanings. In this case, the name Oxley evokes a sense of strength, power, and resilience, as oxen and bulls have long been symbols of these qualities. The name Oxley could be a suitable choice for parents who wish to convey these characteristics or who have a connection to farming or agricultural traditions. Additionally, the name's unique and uncommon nature adds a sense of individuality to those who bear it.

Origin: English

From the ox enclosure.

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Overall UK ranking: 3017 out of 4789

6 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Oxley

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