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What does Haley mean?

Haley Pronunciation of 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.

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

1 masculine form: Halley.

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

(male) Haday, Hader, ..

Middle name pairings:
Haley Miyah (H.M.), ..

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)

Haley entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #28 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #279 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Hailee (#836 from recent data), Hailey (#64), Hailie (#1444), Haily, Haleigh (#1226), Halie, Haylee (#482), Hayley (#547) and Haylie (#1291) are the prominent related forms of Haley (#279 from recent data). Adoption of these forms of Haley reached its peak 2 decades ago (adoption of 1.68%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.48%, 71%), 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.

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