What does Haley mean?
Haley \ha-ley\ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Haley) is pronounced HAY-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Haley is "hay meadow". Variant of Hailey. The surname listed here as variants came into popular use as girl's names due to actress Hayley Mills.
Haley has 1 masculine form: Halley.
Haley is a very prominent first name for women (#722 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#869 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Haley for girls. Haley entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #28 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #265 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Haley and affiliated names. Hailee (#772 last year), Hailey (#51), Haleigh, Halie, Haylee (#400), Hayleigh, Hayley (#520) and Haylie are the prominent related forms of Haley (#265 last year). Adoption of these girl names reached its peak in the year 2003 (usage of 0.6249%) and has become much less since (usage 0.3324%, down 46.8%), with the forms Hailee, Haleigh, Halie and Haylie becoming less in vogue. Hailey (#51), Haley (#265), Haylee (#400) and Hayley (#520) are four of the more chic birth names here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Haley is pronounced similarly to Hala, Halah, Hali▼, Halia, Halley, Halli, Hilly, Holley and Holly. Other suggested similar baby names are Caley, Hadley, Halle▼, Harley, Kaley▼ and Raley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Haley.