Haley Name Meaning & Origin

Haley

Pronunciation: HAY-lee (key)

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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Related Names:

Hailey, Haleigh, Haylee, Hayleigh, Hayley, Haylie

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Nicknames for Haley

Hales
Haley-Boo
Hay-Hay
Hale
Halo
Hayles
Hay
Haley-Bee
Hayes
Hay Jay
Haylay
Haley-Bugg

Meanings and history of the name Haley

Haley experienced its first burst of U.S. popularity in the 1970s following the miniseries Roots, based on the novel by Alex Haley.

Famous real-life people named Haley

Haley Joel Osment (male), actor
Haley Barbour (male), governor
Haley Ramm (female), actress

Haley in song, story & screen

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".

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