Meaning and name origin
Halley \ha(l)-ley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Halley is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7330 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Halley and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Hallie. (2014 statistics).
Halley is also pronounced similarly to Hailey, Haily, Hawley, Hawly and Hayley. Other suggested similar baby names are Hadley, Hagley, Hale, Hall, Halle, Hallem, Hallen, Hallsey, Hallsy, Halsey, Hanley, Harley▼ and Hayle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Halley.