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Hayley /hay-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".

Surname which derives from a place name, Hailey in Oxfordshire, from hg lah. May also possibly be from the Norse word haela meaning "hero". Made famous by actress Hayley Mills in the 1960s. There is now some overlap between variants of this name and Halle.


Hayley has 18 variants: Haeley, Haelie, Haely, Hailea, Hailee, Haileigh, Hailey, Hailie, Haillie, Haily, Haleigh, Haley, Halie, Hally, Haylea, Haylee, Hayleigh and Haylie.

Hayley has 3 more related forms via Hailey, Halle: Halea, Halley and Hallie.

Hayley has 1 masculine form: Haley.

Kreatif forms: Hayla, Hayloi, Hayly. [more]

pinHow popular is Hayley?

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 Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hayley name in U.S.

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

Popular related forms of Hayley (#520 the previous year) are Hailey (#51 the previous year), Haley (#265), Haylee (#400), Hallie (#586), Hailee (#772), Halle (#773), Hayleigh, Haylie, Halie, Hailie and Haleigh. Adoption of these forms of Hayley reached its highest in the year 2003 (usage of 0.616%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.303%, 50.8%), with versions like Haleigh, Haylie, Hailee, Halle and Hallie falling out of fashion. Hailey, Hayley, Haley and Haylee are four of the more chic birth names in this list.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hayley, Hailee, Hailey, Hailie, Haleigh in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Haley, Halie, Halle, Hallie, Haylee in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hayleigh, Haylie in U.S.

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

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Hayley is pronounced similarly to Hala, Halah, Hali, Halia, Halli, Hellee, Hilly, Hollee, Holley and Holly. Other suggested similar baby names are Bailey, Baylee, Bayley, Bayly, Bryley, Cailey, Caley, Calley, Carley, Caycey, Caylee, Caylen, Cayley, Caysey, Dayle, Earley, Gayle, Gaylen, Hadlea, Hadley, Hadly, Harlea, Harlee, Harley, Harly, Hatsey, Haydee, Hazle, Hedley, Helle, Hille, Holle, Jaylee, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley, Kalley, Karley, Kaycey, Kayle, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kaylei, Kaylen, Kayley, Kaylley, Kaysey, Keyley, Kyley, Layney, Marley, Maydey, Railey, Raley, Rawley, Rayney, Ryley, Salley, Talley, Tayler and Valley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hayley.