Buckley boy

First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Meadow of deer

First name variations: Buckminster, Buck, Bucky, Buckner, Bucklee, Buckleigh, Buckly, Buclie, Buklee, Buclea, Buckli, Bucklie

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, most of which are from Old English bucc ‘buck’, ‘male deer’ or bucca ‘he-goat’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Places called Buckley and Buckleigh, in Devon, are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + clif ‘cliff’.
  2. English: possibly a variant of Bulkley, from the local pronunciation.
  3. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buachalla ‘descendant of Buachaill’, a byname meaning ‘cowherd’, ‘servant’, ‘boy’.
  4. Altered spelling of German Büchler (see Buechler), or of Büchle, a variant of Buechel.

This name appears in the following lists: Mountains and Valleys, Stars and Planets

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