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Halley (girl)

What does Halley mean?

Halley Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: scandinavian, norse, army (warrior), ruler (queen).


Halley has 3 variants: Hali, Halli and Hally.

Creative forms:
(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)

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

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

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.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Halley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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