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What does Handley mean?

Handley Pronunciation of Handley [han-d-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Handley is "high meadow". Handley is a variant form of Hanley (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, high (great), meadow.


Handley has 2 variants: Handlea and Handleigh.

6 more alternative forms via Hanley: Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanly, Henlea, Henlee and Henley.

Creative forms:
(male) Hardley, Hasdley, ..

(female) Hander, Handlie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Handley Anas (H.A.), ..

How popular is Handley?

Handley is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3382 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Henley (#1546 in 2015) is the only popular variation form of Handley (outside Top 2000). This form of Handley was favored in 2015 (#1546). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Henley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Findley, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadlee, Hadley, Hadly, Hagley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Hardey, Harley, Hartley, Hawley, Hayley, Headley, Hedley, Huntlea, Huntlee, Huntley, Huntly, Langley, Lindley, Manley, Radley, Randey, Randle, Ransley, Sandey, Tandey, Wadley, Wardley and Yardley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Handley.

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