See also: manley
- As an English surname, from Old English mæne (“common, shared”) + lēah (“woodland”). Equivalent to mean + -ley (“lea”).
- Also as an English surname, from the adjective manly (“brave, manly”).
- As an Irish surname, Anglicized from Ó Máinle; see Malley.
- Also as an Irish surname, from Ó Maonghaile (“descendant of Maonghal”), from maoin (“wealth”) + gal (“valor, fury”).
- (uncountable) A placename:
- (countable) A habitational surname from Old English.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Manley is the 1413th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 25136 individuals. Manley is most common among White (78.54%) and Black/African American (15.4%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Manley”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 506.
Manley (plural: Manley dem or Manleys dem, quantified: Manley)
- (slang) A J$1,000 banknote.
- O much patty a Manley can buy?
- How many Jamaican patties can you buy with a J$1,000 note?
- 2012, Nitram Gemsingh, “Stop nurturing 'sufferer poor'”, in The Jamaica Gleaner (in English):
- “Their battle cry is, "What have you done for me lately?" Or: "Let off a Manley ($1,000 bill) on mi nuh, boss." […] ”