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Hadley (girl)

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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.

Associated with: old english, heather (flower), meadow.


Hadley has 8 variants: Hadlea, Hadleigh, Hadly, Hedlea, Hedleigh, Hedley, Hedlie and Hedly.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Hadher, Herley, ..

(male) Hadhen, Hadney, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Hadley for girls. Hadley was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex position of #99 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hadley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hadley outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Hadley and corresponding names. Hadleigh (#875 in 2014) is the only other prominent varying form of Hadley (#99 in 2014). These relations of Hadley are at the height of their popularity presently (average #487). Hadley is a perennial favorite, though Hadleigh has become trendy as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hadley, Hadleigh in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hadley and related baby names outside U.S.

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Recommended names are Adley, Bailey, Bayley, Bradley, Cadey, Cailey, Caley, Calley, Carley, Cayley, Earley, Hadee, Hadeel, Hadil, Haeley, Haely, Hailea, Hailee, Hailey, Haily, Halea, Haley, Halle, Halley, Hally, Harlea, Harlee, Harley, Harly, Hatsey, Haylea, Haylee, Hayley, Hazle, Holley, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley, Kalley, Karley, Kayley, Ladey, Madlen, Marley, Railey, Raley, Rawley, Salley, Talley and Valley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hadley.