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The baby name Henley is one of those names that is known for being unisex. This may be because the name began as a surname for families who lived among the Thames River in Great Britain. Henley is relatively new to the Social Security Index top 1,000, however, as it only joined the list in 2013.

Meaning of the name Henley:

English: high meadow

Origin of the name Henley:

Henley began as a surname for families who were from the town of Henley that has been in England for centuries. The baby name follows a popular trend with modern parents in the use of British surnames as first names. It has only become a first name within the past decade, however.

Symbolism of the name Henley:

The name Henley means “high meadow” as it retains the meaning that the town and surname also had. This definition may come from the fact that the town sits along the Thames River among a regatta overlooking the beautiful scenery.

Style of the name Henley:

Traditional as a surname and modern as a first name.

Henley baby name meaning and origin

Gender of the name Henley:

Henley is a great name for boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Henley:


Number of syllables in the name Henley:


Emotion evoked from the name Henley:

Henley feels free-spirited and cute. It is a trendy-sounding name too that any parent would love for their child.

Alternative spellings for the name Henley:

  • Henleigh
  • Henli
  • Henly
  • Henlie
  • Henlee

Nicknames for the name Henley:

  • Hen
  • Hennie
  • Henny
  • Lee 
  • Lei
  • Leigh

Popularity of the name Henley:

Henley has been a popular surname in the United Kingdom for centuries, but it has only become a first name in recent years. It was only put on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Index in 2013, and has not even ascended the top 500 list. As of 2020, for instance, Henley has a rank of number 584.

Related names for the name Henley:

Great middle names for Henley and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Henley:

Henleys in popular culture:

  • Henley (name of a town in England)
  • Henley (name of a type of shirt)
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