What does Halley mean?
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.
(male) Hewley, Holey, ..
(female) Halla, Hallia, .. Middle name pairings:
Halley Ben (H.B.), ..
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. Below is a charted study 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. (2015 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.See names in meaning and etymology.