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Meaning and Name Origin

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 7 variants: Hailee, Hailey, Halea, Haleigh, Haylee, Hayley and Haylie.

Haley has 10 more related variations via Hayley: Haeley, Haelie, Haely, Hailea, Haileigh, Haily, Halie, Hally, Haylea and Hayleigh.

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 (#750 out of 88799, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Haley name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Haley and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Haley (#265 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Hailee (#772 last year), Hailey (#51), Haleigh, Halie, Haylee (#400), Hayleigh, Hayley (#520) and Haylie. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak in the year 2003 and has become much less since, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hailee, Hailey, Haleigh, Haley, Halie, Haylee, Hayleigh, Hayley, Haylie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hailey, Haley, Hayley outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.