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Hailey (boy)

What does Hailey mean?

Hailey Pronunciation of Hailey [hai-ley] as a name for boys (also used more generally as girls' name Hailey) means "hay meadow; ingenious, clever". Hailey is an alternate form of Haley (Old English, Irish, Gaelic): place name.

Associated with: meadow, clever (intelligent).


Hailey has 6 variants: Haily, Haleigh, Halley, Hallie, Hayleigh and Hayley.

2 feminine forms: Haley and Hayley.

Creative forms:
(male) Heley, Howley, ..

(female) Haiet, Haiter, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hailey Fynn (H.F.), ..

How popular is Hailey?

Hailey is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4627 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Hailey (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Haley and Hallie. Adoption of these forms of Hailey was more pronounced among parents in the 1890s (median #1290), but now, the version Hallie has become less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Haley, Hallie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hailey is alike in pronunciation to Hali, Hawley, Hawly and Hilly. Other suggested similar names are Bailby (see Balbo), Bailee, Bailer, Bailey, Baily, Baley, Baxley, Bayley, Briley, Caile, Caily, Caley, Carley, Daicey, Daile, Dailey, Daily, Daley, Earley, Farley, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadlee, Hadley, Hadly, Haglea (see Hagley), Haglee, Hagly, Haider, Hal, Hale, Halen, Hall, Halle, Hallen, Hallsy, Halsey, Halsy, Hamlen, Handley, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hardey, Harlea, Harlen, Harley, Harly, Hartley, Hayle, Headley, Hedley, Henley, Hildy, Hill, Hurley, Huxley, Kaile, Kaley, Kayley, Kiley, Marley, Nailer, Oakley, Paisley, Paley, Radley, Rawley, Riley, Tailer, Wadley and Yarley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hailey.

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