What does Halley mean?
(male) Hanley, Holey, ..
(female) Halla, Hallia, ..
How popular is Halley?
Halley is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6432 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the history of the boy name Halley and corresponding names. Hallie and Haley are the prominent variation forms of Halley (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Halley were popular as birth names a century ago (average #1290), but now, the version Hallie has become somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Halley is alike in pronunciation to Hali, Hawley, Hawly, Hillie and Hilly. Other suggested similar names are Alley, Baley, Baxley, Cailey, Caley, Colley, Dailey, Daley, Dalle, Dalles, Dawley, Earley, Farley, Gilley, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadlee, Hadley, Hadly, Haglea (see Hagley), Haglee, Hagly, Halden, Hale, Halen, Hall, Hallam, Halle, Hallem, Hallsey (see Halsey), Hallsy, Halsey, Halver, Handley, Hanlee, Hanley, Hanly, Hardey, Harlea, Harlee, Harlen, Harley▼, Harly, Hartley, Harvey▼, Headley, Hedley, Heller, Henley, Hillel, Hiller, Hurley, Huxley, Kaley, Kayley, Kelley, Mallen, Mallery, Marley▲, Oakley▲, Olley, Paley, Radley, Rawley, Sulley, Tallen, Tulley, Vallen, Waller, Wally and Warley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Halley.