What does the baby name Bartley mean? Learn about what Bartley means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Bartley - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Bartley
B-A-R-T-L-E-Y, is a 7-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Bartley
Meaning of Bartley
From the birch tree meadows, ploughman, from the birch tree meadow, birch forest, son of talmai.
Origin of Bartley
The name 'Bartley' is of English origin. It is derived from the Old English personal name 'Beorhtlac', which is composed of the elements 'beorht', meaning 'bright' or 'famous', and 'lac', meaning 'play' or 'sport'. Over time, 'Beorhtlac' evolved into the name 'Bartley'.
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Popularity of Bartley
The popularity of the name 'Bartley' has been relatively modest. It has not ranked among the top names in the United States or other English-speaking countries. However, it has maintained a steady usage, with occasional instances of parents choosing 'Bartley' as a given name for their sons.
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Etymology of Bartley

The etymology of the name 'Bartley' can be traced back to its Old English roots. 'Beorhtlac', the original form of the name, combines the elements 'beorht', meaning 'bright' or 'famous', and 'lac', meaning 'play' or 'sport'. When these elements were anglicized, 'Beorhtlac' became 'Bartley', with 'Bart' representing 'bright' and 'ley' representing 'play' or 'sport'.

Cultural Significance of Bartley

While 'Bartley' does not hold significant cultural associations, it carries the meaning of brightness or fame. In English-speaking cultures, names with such meanings are often chosen with the hope that the child will grow up to be successful and well-known.