Oakley Name Meaning & Origin
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Oakster (playful nickname)
- Meanings and history of the name Oakley
Old English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named with the Old English elements
ac ‘oak’ + ‘ley’ which is ‘wood’ + ‘clearing’
Translated: "oak meadow"
- Famous real-life people named Oakley
-Oakley Chester Curtis- an American politician and the 50th Governor of Maine
-In the 1920s, Oakley Kelley was a record-setting aviator for the United States Army Air Service, forerunner of the Air Force.
-Berry Oakley was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.
-There’s also a glacier in Antarctica, named Oakley Glacier in honor of a chaplain stationed at McMurdo Station in 1967.
-Writer Oakley Hall was best known for his westerns, several of which were adopted by Hollywood in the 1950s. His son, also named Oakley Hall, became a playwright.
-From the 1880s through 1920, Oakley charted in the US boys’ Top 1000 nineteen times – indicating that he had a good history of use as a masculine moniker.
- Oakley in song, story & screen