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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.

Associated with: old english, meadow, surname


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

Haley has 9 more relations via Hailey, Hayley: Haeley, Haelie, Haely, Hailea, Hailie, Haily, Halie, Hally and Haylea.

Haley has 1 masculine form: Halley.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Heley, Hiley, ..

(male) Haday, Hader, ..

How popular is Haley?

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. Demographics)


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

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Haley for girls. Haley entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #28 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #265 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 usage of Haley and affiliated names. Hailee (#772 from recent data), Hailey (#51), Hailie (#1208), Haily, Haleigh (#1059), Halie, Haylee (#400), Hayley (#520) and Haylie (#1256) are the prominent related forms of Haley (#265 from recent data). Adoption of these forms of Haley reached its peak a decade ago (adoption of 1.68%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.56%, 66%), with forms like Haleigh becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Haley, Hailee, Hailey, Hailie, Haily in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Haleigh, Halie, Haylee, Hayley, Haylie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Haley is pronounced similarly to Hala, Halah, Hali, Halia, Halley, Halli, Hallie, Helia, Hella, Hellee, Hilly, Hollee, Holley, Holli, Holly and Hollye. Other suggested similar names are Adley, Ailey, Aley, Alley, Arley, Bailey, Cacey, Cadey, Cailey, Caley, Calley, Carey, Carley, Catey, Cayley, Coley, Dacey, Hadee, Hadley, Hadly, Halle, Halma, Hany, Happy, Harlee, Harley, Harly, Hatsey, Hatsy, Hatty, Hedley, Helen, Hildy, Honey, Jacey, Jamey, Janey, Joley, Juley, Kacey, Kaeley, Kahley, Kaley, Kalley, Karley, Katey, Kayley, Kealey, Kiley, Kyley, Lacey, Ladey, Laney, Raley, Rawley, Riley, Tacey, Talley and Taney. These names tend to be less commonly used than Haley.