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Halley

What does Halley mean?

Halley Pronunciation of Halley [hal-ley] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Halley) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Halley is "meadow near the hall; holy". Different from the homonym Haley. Hallie is popular as a girl's name. Astronomer Edmund Halley.

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

Variations

Halley has 4 different relations via Haley, Hallie: Hailey, Haily, Hallie and Hayley.

Creative forms:
(male) Hewley, Holey, ..

(female) Halla, Hallia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Halley Trent (H.T.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy 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. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

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.

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