Halley Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Hallie:
Transferred use of the English surname meaning "dweller at the hall meadow." The name is derived from the Old English elements heall (hall, gathering place) and lēah (wood, meadow, clearing).
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An alternative spelling of Halle/Hallie
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Our daughter is named Halley after Sir Edmund Halley who discovered Halley's Comet. No one pronouces it correctly. The "a" is a short "a" and people always pronouce it with a long "a" sound as in Hailey. Drives us nuts. It is not Hailey's Comet.
* I too was named after the famous comet but we do actually pronounce it as Hailey.
People never spell it right lol, but I love my name. And it definenately suits my one of a kind personality
It is commonly mistaken for Hailey. If y'all want to pronounce the comet's name or the man who's name it derived from correctly it's Hal-Lee originally of course it was more of a How sound. If you want to name your kid Hailey of a sort don't do the double L. The name is great though.
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Halley started as a surname meaning "dweller at the hall meadow."
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Sir Edmund Halley
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Halley Wolowitz, baby daughter of Howard Wolowitz and Bernadette Rostenkowski on the television series, "The Big Bang Theory". She was named after Halley's comet because her father had gone into space.
Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen - Main character is called Halley.
"Halley Came to Jackson" - A song about comet Halley.