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Haley is one of the baby names that have the most alternative spellings. Popular options include Haleigh, Hayley, Halee, Halie, and so many more. Haley itself is the second-most popular spelling option for this baby name.

Meaning of the name Haley:

English: from the hay clearing, hayfield

Origin of the name Haley:

The baby name Haley originally began as a surname in ancient England. It was meant for families who lived in a town called Hegleah. The name did not become popular until the mid-twentieth century with actress Hayley Mills.

Symbolism of the name Haley:

The town name Hegleah where Haley comes from has two root words in it. These are “heg” which means “hay” and “leah” which means “clearing. It makes sense that Haley means “hay clearing” or “hayfield.”

Haley baby name meaning and origin

Style of the name Haley:

Traditional

Gender of the name Haley:

Haley is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Haley:

HAY-lee

Number of syllables in the name Haley:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Haley:

Haley as a baby name feels free-spirited and natural. It is also a fun and outgoing name.

Alternative spellings for the name Haley:

Nicknames for the name Haley:

Popularity of the name Haley:

From 1991 to 2007, the baby name Haley was on the top 100 list. Even from the years 1993 to 2004, the name was on the top 50 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2020, Haley ranks at number 517 overall.

Related names for the name Haley:

Great middle names for Haley and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Haley:

  • Haley Bennett (actress, “The Girl on the Train”)
  • Haley Reinhart (pop singer)
  • Haley Scarnato (pop singer)
  • Haley Cope (Olympic swimmer)
  • Haley Ramm (actress, “Ben 10”)
  • Haley Kopmeyer (professional soccer player)
  • Haley Anderson (Olympic swimmer)

Haleys in popular culture:

  • Haley Dumphy (character on “Modern Family”)
  • Haley Scott (character on “One Tree Hill”)
  • Haley Hotchner (character on “Criminal Minds”)
  • Haley (character in “Blonde Ambition”)
  • Haley (character in “Stardew Valley” video game)