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What does Halle mean?

Halle [hal-le] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Halle) is pronounced halley. It is of Scandinavian origin. Name made famous by actress Halle Berry. She was supposedly named after the Halle Brothers department store.

Associated with: scandinavian, berry (tree).


Halle has 2 variants: Halley and Hallie.

Related girl names: Hayley and Harriet.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Harle, Heulle, ..

(male) Halla, Hallew, ..

How popular is Halle?

Halle is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#14314 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Halle for girls. Halle entered the list in 1992 and reached its peak position of #316 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is presently at #773. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Hayley (#520 in 2014), Hallie (#586), Harriet (#1658) and Halley are the popular alternative forms of Halle (#773 in 2014). Usage of these relations of Halle reached its highest in the year 2000 (usage of 0.2%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.1%, 66%), with forms such as Hayley going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Halle, Halley, Hallie, Harriet, Hayley in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Halle is pronounced similarly to Helle, Hill, Hille and Holle. Other suggested similar names are Haeley, Haelie, Haely, Hailea, Hailee, Hailey, Hailie, Haillie, Haily, Hala, Halah, Halea, Haley, Hali, Halia, Halie, Halli, Hally, Haylea, Haylee, Haylie, Hazle, Hella, Hellee, Hillie, Hilly, Hollee, Holley, Holli, Hollie, Holly, Hollye and Kalle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Halle.