What does Hadley mean?
Hadley /had-ley/ as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Hadley) is pronounced HAD-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hadley is "heather meadow". Name of Ernest Hemingway's first wife.
How popular is Hadley?
Hadley is a rare given name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#1590 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Hadley for girls. Hadley was first listed in 1998 and reached its apex position of #99 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Hadley and corresponding names. Hadleigh (#875 2 years ago) is the only other prominent varying form of Hadley (#99 2 years ago). These relations of Hadley are at the height of their popularity presently (average #487). Hadley is a perennial favorite. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)