What does Halley mean?
Halley /hal-ley/ [2 sylls.] 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".
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 usage of the boy name Halley and corresponding names. Hallie is the only prominent variation form of Halley (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.419%) and has become significantly less widespread since, with Hallie becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Halley is alike in pronunciation to Hawley and Hawly. 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 frequently used than Halley.