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  • 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).

Proper nounEdit

Manley (countable and uncountable, plural Manleys)

  1. (uncountable) A placename:
    1. A village and civil parish in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, England (OS grid ref SJ5171).
    2. An unincorporated community in Fulton County, Illinois, United States.
    3. An unincorporated community in Rock County, Minnesota, United States.
    4. A village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States.
  2. (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.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmanlɪ/
  • Hyphenation: Man‧ley

Etymology 1Edit

A portrait of former Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael Manley is printed on the obverse, hence the term.


Manley (plural: Manley dem or Manleys dem, quantified: Manley)

  1. (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[1] (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." []
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Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit


  1. A surname; Manley.
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