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Hayley (boy)

What does Hayley mean?

Hayley Pronunciation of Hayley [hay-ley] as a name for boys (also used more widely as girls' name Hayley) means "hay meadow; ingenious, clever". Hayley is a variant form of Haley (Old English, Irish, Gaelic): place name.

Associated with: meadow, clever (intelligent).


Hayley has 6 variants: Hailey, Haily, Haleigh, Halley, Hallie and Hayleigh.

1 feminine form: Haley.

Creative forms:
(male) Hasley, Holey, ..

(female) Hayly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hayley Kaleb (H.K.), ..

How popular is Hayley?

Hayley is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#33380 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Hayley (outside Top 2000) are Haley and Hallie. These forms of Hayley were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1890-1899. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Haley, Hallie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hayley is pronounced similarly to Hali, Hawley, Hawly and Hilly. Other suggested similar names are Bailey, Baxley, Baylee, Baylen, Bayler, Bayley, Bayly, Cailey, Caley, Carley, Caycey, Cayle, Cayleb, Daley, Dawley, Dayle, Daylen, Earley, Gayle, Gaylen, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadlee, Hadley, Hadly, Haglee, Hagley, Hagly, Halen, Hall, Halle, Hallen, Hallsey (see Halsey), Hallsy, Halsey, Halsy, Hamlen, Handley, Hanlea, Hanley, Hanly, Hardey, Harlea, Harlee, Harvey, Hastey, Hayden, Hayder, Hayes, Haylan, Hayle, Hedley, Henley, Hurley, Huxley, Hywel, Jaylen, Kaley, Kayle, Kayleb, Kayley, Manley, Marley, Oakley, Paley, Radley, Rawley, Ryley, Tayler, Warley, Yarley and Zayle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hayley.

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