What does Hayley mean?
Hayley \ha(y)-ley\ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Hayley) is pronounced HAY-ley. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hayley is "hay meadow". Place name. May possibly be from the Norse word "haela", meaning "hero". Made famous by actress Hayley Mills in the 1960s.
Hayley has 1 masculine form: Haley.
Hayley is a very popular first name for females (#1312 out of 4276, Top 31%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#33380 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Hayley for girls. Hayley was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #120 in the U.S. in 1996, and is at #520 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Hayley (#520 the previous year) are Haley (#265 the previous year), Haylee (#400), Hailee (#772), Hayleigh, Halie and Haleigh. Usage of these girl names reached its highest in the year 2000 (usage of 0.6066%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2919%, down 51.9%), with the versions Haleigh, Hailee and Halie becoming less fashionable. Hayley (#520), Haley (#265) and Haylee (#400) are three of the more chic birth names in this list. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Hayley and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Hayley is pronounced similarly to Hailey, Halea, Halley, Haylie▼ and Holley. Other suggested similar baby names are Bayley, Cayley, Hadley, Halle▼, Harley and Kayley▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hayley.