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What does Hanley mean?

Hanley Pronunciation of Hanley [han-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hanley is "high meadow". Place name.

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


Hanley has 11 variants: Handlea, Handleigh, Handley, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanleigh, Hanly, Henlea, Henlee, Henleigh and Henley.

Creative forms:
(male) Hanell, Hanlel, ..

(female) Hanwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hanley Marcel (H.M.), ..

How popular is Hanley?

Hanley is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1718 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Henley (#1546 the previous year) is the only prominent related form of Hanley (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Hanley was common in 2015 (#1546). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Hanley is pronounced similarly to Henlie. Other suggested similar names are Baxley, Bayley, Branley, Cailey, Conley, Cranley, Dailey, Daley, Dawley, Denley, Earley, Farley, Farnley, Finley, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadlee, Hadley, Haglea (see Hagley), Haglee, Hagley, Hagly, Hailey, Haily (see Haley), Hale, Halen, Haley, Halle, Hallem, Hallen, Hallsy, Halsey, Halsy, Hamel, Hamlet, Haniel, Hanniel, Hansel, Hanyel, Hardey, Harlea, Harlee, Harlen, Harley, Harly, Hartley, Harvey, Hayley, Headley, Hedley, Hernley, Hurley, Huxley, Kaley, Kayley, Kenley, Langley, Linley, Lynley, Manlea (see Manley), Manley, Manly, Marley, Oakley, Radley, Ransley, Rawley, Sandey, Shanley, Stanley, Tandey, Wadley, Warley, Yancey and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hanley.

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