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Hadley (girl)

What does Hadley mean?

Hadley Pronunciation of Hadley [hadley] 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Hadher, Hapley, ..

(male) Hadhen, Hadney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hadley Kaleah (H.K.), ..

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)

Hadley was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex position of #99 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #102 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Hadleigh (#954 in 2015) is the only other prominent varying form of Hadley (#102 in 2015). These relations of Hadley were at the height of their popularity in the year 2014 (average #487) and have remained as common to this day (#528, 1.1%). 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.

Similar Names

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.

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