Haley Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Hayley:
Transferred use of a Northern English surname derived from Hale or Hales (residing in a nook, recess, or remote valley). It has also been suggested that Hayley derives from the place-name Hailey, which is composed of the Old English elements hēg (hay) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow).
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The name "Haley" is a beautiful, calm, peaceful name. For me, since my name is Haley, I'm the singer/sporty type.
My name's Haley, and honesty if you called me any of the nicknames below I will probably hate you. Don't use those nicknames.
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My sisters name is haley
friends name is haley
My name is Haley. But it's pronounced like "Hally", not like "Hailey". But I get mistaken half the time and I'm called "Hailey"
My best friend is Haley Ann and she is a dancer.
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Haley experienced its first burst of U.S. popularity in the 1970s following the miniseries Roots, based on the novel by Alex Haley.
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Haley Joel Osment (male), actor
Haley Barbour (male), governor
Haley Ramm (female), actress
- Haley in song, story & screen: | Edit
Haley James Scott, character on the TV show "One Tree Hill"
Haley Braddock, character in the book series "The Baby-Sitters Club"
Halley's comet in the song second chance by shinedown "I just saw Halley's comet, she waved"
Haley Dunphy, a character on the TV show "Modern Family".