Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Descendant of Uirthile; From a corner clearing
You’re guaranteed to have a Gaelic sports star on your hands with baby Hurly. Originally a surname, Hurly is a version of Hurley, which is an anglicized form of Ó hUirlithe or Ó Muirlithe in Irish. It signifies “descendant of Uirthile.” It also has roots in Old English, deriving from the terms hyrne and leah, meaning “corner” and “woodland clearing,” respectively. Found in Berkshire and Warwickshire, it would have been given to those “from a corner clearing.” A hurley—a wooden stick—and a sliotar—a leather ball—are used to play hurling and camogie, two of Ireland’s native sports. These fast-paced games are competed locally and nationally and are at the core of Irish culture. Grab a helmet for baby Hurly because soon they’ll be scoring points and winning championships.
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