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Haley (boy)

What does Haley mean?

Haley Pronunciation of Haley [ha-ley] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Haley) is of Old English, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Haley is "hay meadow; ingenious, clever". Place name. Hayley has become popular as a girl's name. Football player Charles Haley; actor Haley Joel Osment.

Associated with: old english, irish, meadow, clever (intelligent), popular (famous).


Haley has 7 variants: Hailey, Haily, Haleigh, Halley, Hallie, Hayleigh and Hayley.

Creative forms:
(male) Hamley, Helley, ..

(female) Hary, ..

Middle name pairings:
Haley Juancarlos (H.J.), ..

How popular is Haley?

Haley is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#869 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Haley entered the list in 1993 and reached its top rank of #1973 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Hallie is the only other popular alternative form of Haley. These forms of Haley were at the height of their popularity in the 1890s, but now, the version Hallie has become somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Haley is alike in pronunciation to Hali, Hawley, Hawly, Heli and Hilly. Other suggested similar names are Adley, Baley, Cacey, Caley, Casey, Coley, Dacey, Dahey, Daley, Davey, Dawley, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadlee, Hadley, Hadly, Hagen, Haglea (see Hagley), Hagley, Hagly, Hal, Hale, Halen, Halim, Hall, Halle, Hallem, Hallsey (see Halsey), Halsey, Halsy, Hamlen, Hamlet, Handley, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hany, Harel, Harlea, Harlee, Harley, Harry, Hartley, Havel, Hawes, Hayle, Hazel, Hazen, Headley, Hedley, Henley, Huey, Hurley, Huxley, Jamey, Kaley, Kasey, Kayley, Kiley, Macey, Manley, Marley, Maxey, Oakley, Paley, Radley, Ramey, Rawley, Tavey, Warley and Wiley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Haley.

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