Everly comes from an English surname derived from a place name. It means “wild boar clearing” from Old English eofor (wild boar; boar) and lēah (woodland, clearing, meadow) which comes from Proto-Germanic *lauhaz (clearing, meadow) derived from Proto-Indo-European *lowkos- (clearing, open space), a cognate of Latin lūcus (sacred grove, wood). It’s also possibly that it’s a combination of the English word ever meaning “at all times; continuously; always” combined with the ly- suffix from above. Ever comes from Old English ǣfre (ever), perhaps a contraction of ā (“always, ever”) + in fēore (“in life”) both of which derive from a PIE source.
Origin: Old English, Proto-Indo-European
- Everley (English)
- Everleigh (English)