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Looking for great middle names that go well with the name Oakley? Then this list of 75+ middle names for Oakley is for you (plus, it includes all the names’ meanings!).
Oakley is a 21st century name that has gained popularity rapidly for both boys and girls. Its ‘-ley’ ending fits in well with other on-trend picks like Wesley, Finley and Kinsley.
In 2021, Oakley was the 193rd most popular girl name and 403rd boy name in the U.S., given to 1524 girl and 768 boy babies.
I curated these middle name lists from my own database of over 2000 names. Focusing on style, flow and originality, I purposely selected names that may be a bit off the beaten path to hopefully add fresh ideas to your name search.
First you’ll find a quick overview of Oakley and it’s history. Then we’ll dive into middle name lists broken down by girls, boys and unisex options.
Meaning & Trends of Oakley
Oakley is a unisex name of English origins meaning “meadow of oaks.”
Oakley has roots as a surname before it transitioned into a popular first name. Perhaps the most well-known use of Oakley is Annie Oakley, the famous sharpshooter who advocated for women’s equal participation in the military, independence and education.
For boys, Oakley briefly made a modest entry into the top 1000 names in the early 1900’s before falling off the charts again in 1920. It popped up again in 2011 and has been gaining momentum ever since.
Oakley first appeared for girls in 2013 and has enjoyed a faster rise. It has jumped from #928 to it’s current rank of #193 in less than 10 years.
Not only is Oakley a hot baby name, its alternative spellings Oaklee and Oakleigh also rank well for baby girls. Oaklee sits at #486 and Oakleigh clocks in at #609.
Finding unique spellings only on the girls’ side is not surprising as parents often take a more creative approach to naming girls than boys.
Check out our baby name popularity tool to see how other baby names have trended over time.
Girl Middle Names for Oakley
First, here are some great girl middle names that go well with the name Oakley. Oakley is a newer name for girls so it has a modern feel. To keep with the contemporary vibe, consider names like Oakley Isabel or Oakley Olive.
On the other hand, classic names like Frances or Ingrid add stature as a full name for Oakley.
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|Oakley Elise||(God’s oath)|
|Oakley Etta||(home ruler)|
|Oakley Isabel||(God is my oath)|
|Oakley Juniper||(juniperberry, evergreen)|
|Oakley Kit||(bearing Christ)|
|Oakley Linnea||(lime tree)|
|Oakley Maura||(of the sea)|
|Oakley Nicole||(people of victory)|
|Oakley Olive||(olive tree)|
|Oakley Sabrina||(river Severn)|
Boy Middle Names For Oakley
Moving on to boy middle name options for Oakley, below you’ll find a mix of classic and modern names. With Oakley’s recent popularity, a classic middle name like Oakley Abel gives nice balance of new and established.
For more on trend options, Oakley Jett and Oakley Boone make for fresh full names for Oakley
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|Oakley Camilo||(young helper)|
|Oakley Evander||(good man)|
|Oakley Harlan||(rocky land)|
|Oakley Houston||(Hugh’s town)|
|Oakley Jace||(God is salvation)|
|Oakley Jett||(jet black)|
|Oakley Kingston||(king’s town)|
|Oakley Lawson||(son of Lawrence)|
|Oakley Nelson||(son of Neil)|
|Oakley Riggs||(one who lives by the ridge)|
|Oakley Samson||(like the sun)|
|Oakley Wyatt||(brave at war)|
|Oakley Xavier||(new house)|
|Oakley Zachariah||(God remembers)|
Gender Neutral Middle Names for Oakley
The great thing about a fully unisex name is that it allows your future baby the space to find their own gender identity. If you’d like to keep your baby’s name gender neutral, here are some great gender neutral full names for Oakley.
Of the names below, I find Oakley Addison to have a fun flow and Oakley Hayes to sound effortlessly cool.
|Oakley Addison||(son of Adam)|
|Oakley Aden||(little fire)|
|Oakley Blake||(white, dark)|
|Oakley Capri||(Italian island)|
|Oakley Carter||(transporter of goods)|
|Oakley Genesis||(the beginning)|
|Oakley Halo||(divine light)|
|Oakley Hayes||(hedged area)|
|Oakley Leighton||(from the meadow town)|
|Oakley Madden||(little dog)|
|Oakley Nova||(new star)|
|Oakley Onyx||(black gemstone)|
|Oakley Rayan||(wise, plentiful)|
|Oakley Rowan||(red-haired, rowan tree)|
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Examples of Oakley as a Middle Name
Oakley can be a great middle name option as well. First, Oakley could pair well with the following girls’ first names:
- Abigail Oakley
- Blake Oakley
- Corinne Oakley
- Hazel Oakley
- Raven Oakley
And here are some boy first names that pair well with Oakley:
- Arthur Oakley
- Deacon Oakley
- Heath Oakley
- Silas Oakley (also see: 65 Fetching Middle Names for Silas)
- Thatcher Oakley
Finally, for a gender neutral name, these unisex names work well with Oakley in the middle name spot:
- Arbor Oakley
- Blake Oakley
- Elliot Oakley (also see: 65 Middle Names for Elliot)
- Kit Oakley
- Scout Oakley
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Things to Consider When Choosing a Middle Name
Before finalizing a middle name for Oakley, don’t forget to check the following:
- Initials: how do the initials look and do they spell anything out?
- Search the first and middle name together: are there any well-known associations with the name?
- Nicknames: does the middle name open up more future nicknames for your baby?
- Trends: how is the name’s popularity trending over time? (You can check our name popularity tool here).
Looking for more name ideas? Check out 65 Middle Names for Arlo. Happy naming!