Hadley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Hadley

Hadley

Pronunciation: HAD-lee (key)

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I have a little Hadley Elizabeth who is almost 4 from Alabama. She is creative and spunky and strong willed and loved by everyone! When we chose her name, I had never heard any other Hadley's but I hear them all the time now! We orignially heard the name Hadley from a hunting camp my husband likes called Hadley Creek. Sometimes we call her Had.

I am an adult named Hadley. I have only met one other adult with my name, at an airport in passing. I hear many little girls have it now; it is so strange for me to hear it and it not be "me." I was named for Hemingway's first wife. My middle name is Nicole. I have never gone by any nickname and would not want to--I like my name just as it is.

I don't know much about this name but as an author I am curious about it. Do any of you wonderful people out there know any Hadleys? If so, what are their full names (first and middle, I mean) and what sorts of nicknames can be used?

We have a very adorable and VERY spunky little girl named Hadley Camille (who we call Haddie most of the time). I have met a couple other mothers of Hadley's and they too would describe their child as sassy, strong willed & liked by others. Besides Haddie, family & friends also call her Hads.

I saw a TV show about child models and there was a boy called Hadley Jack. Everyone just called him Hadley.

We have an adorable 8 year old daughter named Hadley Ella. Hemingway's first wife was also the inspiration for our daughter's name.
She has a very spunky, independent, strong-willed, confident, and sassy personality. She is overall - very spirited and friendly. We have not met any other kids named Hadley, however, I met a woman in her mid-late thirties with the name once.
We call her lots of pet names - Hads, Haddles, Hadleykins, Leelee, etc.

My name is Hadley and I have only met a one year-old with this name. My middle name is Marie, and I think they flow well together, but I wish it were an orginal name. I was not named after anyone. I have a younger sibling and a few younger relatives that call me Haddie because they could not pronounce my name, but it stuck and now most of my family calls me that.

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My daughter is Hadley Claire. I do know of a few other Hadleys, but I like that it is not so prevalent that we meet them everywhere. My Hadley is only a year old, but in her short life has proved to be full of life, fiery, smart, beautiful, sassy, energetic, challenging, intuitive and engaging. She is my little Hads.

My daughter is named Hadley and we also have heard of a few around town, although most people have never heard of it. We get a ton of positive remarks; only good things. Her full name is Hadley Maryn (Muh-ryn). She has a couple nicknames from us and cousins: Haddles, Haddie and Hadda.

Nicknames for Hadley: | Edit

Haddie/Hattie
Leelee
Hads
Haddles
Had

Meanings and history of the name Hadley: | Edit

Derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.

Famous real-life people named Hadley: | Edit

Hadley Freeman, a UK fashion journalist.
(Elizabeth) Hadley Richardson, first wife of author Ernest Hemingway.
John Hadley - inventor (There is a mountain on the moon named after him - Mons Hadley)

Hadley in song, story & screen: | Edit

Hadley Wolfmeyer was a character in the film "The Upside of Anger"
Hadley Hale is a character in the "True Blood" series.
Hadley is one of Barbie's two best friends in the film "Barbie Princess Charm School"
Hadley is a character in the barbie movie "Barbie and the 12 dancing Princesses"

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