What does Hedley mean?
Hedley [hed-ley] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Hedley) has its root in Old English, and the name Hedley means "heather meadow". Hedley is an alternate spelling of Hadley (Old English): name of Ernest Hemingway's first wife.
(female) Heiley, Helley, ..
(male) Hedel, Hedher, .. Middle name pairings:
Hedley Katrina (H.K.), ..
How popular is Hedley?
Hedley is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#28460 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Hadley (#102 a year ago) and Hadleigh (#954) are the popular varying forms of Hedley (not ranked). Other forms, like Hedlea, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Hedley was at its apex in the year 2014 (adoption of 0.2%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.2%, 1% less). Hadley and Hadleigh are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adley▲, Hadeel, Haeley, Hailey, Haley▼, Halley, Harley▲, Hayley▼, Hedy, Hedyla (see Hedy), Heidey, Helen▼, Helle, Hellee, Hellen▼, Hepsey, Holley, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley▼, Keyley, Lesley▼, Lezley, Nelley, Perley and Teddey (see Theodora). These names tend to be more commonly used than Hedley.See names in meaning and etymology.