Dog Names Ending in ley

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Introduction

If you have a new pooch and haven't chosen a name yet, then this guide might just be what you are looking for.  This name guide will explore the best dog names that end in 'ley'.  Using the 'ley' suffix can make a name sound quite cute and sweet.  Maybe you have other dogs and their names also end in 'ley', so you want to follow the same pattern with your new companion!  Many celebrities have named their pooch with a moniker that ends in 'ley', and if you have narrowed your choice down to a name that has this ending, read on for inspiration!     

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Dog Name Ending in 'ley' Considerations

There are things to consider when thinking about dog names that end in 'ley'.  We could consider size for instance, the larger dogs might be named Burley or Beasley, whereas the smaller dogs could be Harley or Ryley. 

There are plenty of cute dog names to consider, Wesley, Ceciley, or maybe Lilley after a delicate and pretty flower.  Maybe your dog is pretty and deserves a pretty name like Joley.  We might also feel inspired by celebrities like Marley, or Bentley.  We are often inspired by the breed or the coat color of our dogs.  If you have an Irish pooch or a dark colored pooch, you might consider the name Dooley, which derives from Irish Gaelic and means dark hero.  Sometimes we are inspired by the texture of a dog’s coat, for example a Bichon Frise has a curly coat, so we could be inspired to name our dog, Curley.  

Choose your forever name wisely!  Take your time and note down a few that you like the sound of.  You can then compare the names on your list and pick your best from that.  Choosing the name for your dog can be as daunting as naming a child, so take a deep breath and look at the list below for the top 30 'ley' girl’s names and boys names for inspiration. 

Male Dog Names Ending in 'ley'

Votes Name Vote
7
Beasley
The lovable actor Dogue de Bordeaux pooch who plays Hooch
6
Stanley
Explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley found David Livingstone in Africa
6
Marley
Inspired by movie Marley and Me
6
Bentley
The 'ley' named dog belonging to Hilary Duff's sister, Hailey
6
Kingsley
Deriving from Old English meaning Kings clearing
6
Wesley
Wesley can be shortened to the name Wes
5
Curley
Old English meaning strong man
5
Barkley
Inspired by the word bark for the dog that likes to say woof
5
Farley
Inspired by Old English Sheepdog in comic strip Better or Worse
4
Huntley
Means meadow of the hunter
3
Oakley
Traditionally a surname meaning oak clearing
3
Dooley
Irish Gaelic word meaning dark hero
3
Harley
Means of the hare meadow
2
Knightley
For the brave pooch who is your knight in shining armor
2
Burley
Light-colored tobacco grown in Kentucky; can also mean strong
1
Atley
The word atley means meadow
1
Langley
Means long meadow
1
Berkley
Inspired by the town in California
1
Zarley
A unique name that is not common, meaning golden
1
Dudley
A British noble family or a character surname from Harry Potter
1
Bailey
A middle-English surname meaning bailiff
0
Radley
Inspired by designer Radley who uses a dog symbol on its branding
0
Muttley
Dick Dastardley's pooch in The Wacky Races animated TV show
0
Hadley
Meaning heather field
-1
Riley
Inspired by an Irish last name
-1
Huxley
Inspired by author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
-1
Brinkley
Inspired by the Golden Retriever from Romantic movie You've Got Mail
-2
Charley
Deriving from the name Charles
-2
Yardley
Originally a habitual surname for someone who lived in Yardley
-3
Bradley
The word brad is said to derive from the word broad

Female Dog Names Ending in 'ley'

Votes Name Vote
7
Nelley
Deriving from the Italian name Nelli
7
Polley
Taken from poli, which is French for polite
7
Aemiley
A form of the name Emily
6
Brinley
Feminine word brin means burnt
5
Charley
Derived from the name Charlene
5
Tilley
Meaning mighty in battle
4
Rowley
The name of Princess Margaret of England's beloved pooch
4
Barley
Small grains that can be added to soup
3
Ceciley
From the name Celia that was common in the middle ages
3
Paisley
A Scottish surname; means church in latin
2
Rosaley
Another form of the name Rose
2
Eiley
Scottish Gaelic word; a form of Eilidh
2
Sisley
A skin care company in France
2
Bayley
Variant of the name Bailey
2
Ridley
Another last name deriving from the word reed
2
Miley
Inspired by dog lover Miley Cyrus
1
Lesley
Means holly garden in Scottish Gaelic
1
Joley
As in jolie, which means pretty in French
1
Fernley
Old English meaning meadow of ferns
1
Presley
As in the king of rock and roll
1
Amberley
A cute name for your pooch deriving from Amber
-1
Ryley
A form of the name Riley
-1
Calley
Greek word meaning beautiful flower
-1
Halley
The word hall derives from the meaning large house
-1
Alley
Name of Scandinavian origin
-2
Liveley
Inspired by the surname of dog-lover Blake Lively
-2
Magaley
Deriving from French and Greek words meaning pearl
-2
Lilley
Inspired by the flower lily, can be a last name
-3
Valley
A low spot in the landscape
-3
Ripley
Ripley is often used as a last name

Community Dogs with Names Ending in 'ley'