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What does Headley mean?

Headley Pronunciation of Headley [headley] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Headley is "heather meadow". Headley is an alternate form of Hedley (Old English).

Associated with: old english, heather (flower), meadow.


Headley has 3 variants: Headleigh, Headly and Hedly.

Creative forms:
(male) Headel, Hudley, ..

(female) Headdee, Headet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Headley Joe (H.J.), ..

How popular is Headley?

Headley is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3691 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Headley has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Headley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Headley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Headley is pronounced similarly to Hadlea, Hadlee, Hadley and Hadly. Other suggested similar names are Adley, Ardley, Audley, Baxley, Beasley, Bradley, Coakley, Dailey, Dawley, Denley, Dudley, Earley, Farley, Gridley, Hadden, Haden, Hagley, Hailey, Hale, Haley, Halle, Hallen, Halley, Hallsey (see Halsey), Halsy, Hamlet, Handlea (see Hanley), Handley, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hanly, Hardey, Harlea, Harley, Harly, Hastey, Hawley, Hayley, Heller, Henlea, Henley, Herakles, Hernlea (see Hernley), Hernlee (see Hernley), Hernley, Hervey, Horsley, Hurley, Kaley, Kealey, Kearney, Kenley, Lesley, Manley, Penley, Pennley, Radley, Rawley, Redley, Reilley, Riddley, Sealey, Sedgley, Stanley, Wadley, Warley, Wheatley, Yardley, Yarley and Yeardley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Headley.

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