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What does Henley mean?

Henley Pronunciation of Henley [hen-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Henley is "high meadow". Variant of Hanley, made famous by the English town that hosts an annual worldwide crew regatta and has a style of shirt named after it.

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


Henley has 2 variants: Henlee and Henlie.

7 more alternative forms via Hanley: Handlea, Handley, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanly, Henlea and Henleigh.

Creative forms:
(male) Henney, Hewley, ..

(female) Henet, Henlia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Henley Griffin (H.G.), ..

How popular is Henley?

Henley is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#1619 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Henley was first listed in 2013 and reached its top rank of #1546 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Benjey, Bentley, Brenley (see Brinley), Conley, Denbey, Denley, Denly, Denney, Dunley, Fernley, Finley, Hadley, Hagley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Haniel, Hanyel, Harley, Hawley, Hayley, Headley, Hedley, Hedly (see Hedley), Heller, Henry, Hernlea (see Hernley), Hernlee (see Hernley), Hernley, Hernly, Hervey, Hewney, Huntley, Hurley, Huxley, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenley, Kenly, Kenney, Lesley, Linley, Lynley, Manley, Penlea (see Penley), Penley, Penly, Pennley, Redley, Sealey, Seeley, Webley and Wesley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Henley.

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