What does Halley mean?
Halley [hal-ley] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Halley) is of Scandinavian and Old Norse derivation, and the meaning of the name Halley is "army ruler, commander". Halley is a variant form of Halle (Scandinavian). Halley is also a derivative of Hallie: feminine of Henry. Halley is also used as a derivative of Haralda (Old Norse).
(female) Hallia, Hulley, ..
(male) Halhew, Hallow, .. Middle name pairings:
Halley Abygail (H.A.), ..
How popular is Halley?
Halley is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3646 out of 4276, Top 85%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#6432 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Halley entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #1054 in the U.S. in 1993, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Hallie (#566 a year ago), Halle (#916) and Hali are the prominent varying forms of Halley rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Halley were favored as birth names a decade ago (average #965) and are now significantly less popular (#1370, 59.1% less usage), with versions like Halle falling out of fashion.
Halley is alike in pronunciation to Haeley, Haelie, Hailea, Hailee, Hailey, Hailie▼, Haillie, Haily, Hala, Halah, Halea, Haley▼, Halia, Haylea, Haylee, Hayley▼, Haylie▼, Hellee, Hellia, Hillie, Hilly, Hollee, Holley, Holly▼ and Hollye. Other suggested similar names are Adalley, Alley, Bailey, Bailley, Bayley, Billey, Cailey, Caley, Callen, Cayley, Dalles, Dolley, Fallen, Hadlea, Harlea, Harley▲, Harly, Hatsey, Hazle, Hedley, Helle, Hellen▼, Hill, Hillery, Holle, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley▼, Kalley, Kaylley, Kelley▼, Lally, Lilley, Mallery, Marley▲, Molley, Nelley, Polley, Railey, Rawley, Sallee, Tallee, Talley, Tilley, Vallee, Vallery, Valley, Vally and Wally. These names tend to be less frequently used than Halley.See names in meaning and etymology.