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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- Comments and insights on the name Halley: | Edit
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
- Nicknames for Halley: | Edit
Hal, hails, halleykinz, hay, hay hay
- Meanings and history of the name Halley: | Edit
Halley started as a surname meaning "dweller at the hall meadow."
- Famous real-life people named Halley: | Edit
Sir Edmund Halley
- Halley in song, story & screen: | Edit
Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen - Main character is called Halley
Halley Came to Jackson - A song about comet Halley