Halley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Halley

Halley

Pronunciation: HA-lee (key)

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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Related Names:

Hallie, Halle

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An alternative soelling 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.

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Sir Edmund Halley
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Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen - Main character is called Halley

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