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Popularity
56k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Harley

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the hares' wood
  • #893 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Harley" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 70 0 70
1881 61 0 61
1882 75 0 75
1883 63 0 63
1884 73 0 73
1885 51 0 51
1886 73 0 73
1887 77 0 77
1888 82 0 82
1889 60 0 60
1890 52 0 52
1891 64 0 64
1892 91 0 91
1893 76 0 76
1894 63 0 63
1895 68 0 68
1896 64 0 64
1897 82 0 82
1898 71 0 71
1899 59 0 59
1900 79 0 79
1901 63 0 63
1902 83 0 83
1903 65 0 65
1904 56 0 56
1905 69 0 69
1906 52 0 52
1907 75 0 75
1908 71 0 71
1909 73 0 73
1910 89 0 89
1911 88 0 88
1912 197 0 197
1913 204 0 204
1914 322 0 322
1915 434 0 434
1916 460 6 454
1917 430 0 430
1918 491 0 491
1919 459 6 453
1920 485 0 485
1921 536 0 536
1922 525 0 525
1923 478 0 478
1924 531 9 522
1925 469 8 461
1926 493 0 493
1927 462 6 456
1928 484 0 484
1929 424 0 424
1930 460 6 454
1931 439 0 439
1932 404 8 396
1933 359 6 353
1934 375 0 375
1935 364 0 364
1936 354 0 354
1937 364 0 364
1938 355 7 348
1939 340 7 333
1940 345 0 345
1941 327 0 327
1942 319 0 319
1943 354 0 354
1944 309 0 309
1945 307 0 307
1946 319 0 319
1947 336 0 336
1948 295 0 295
1949 301 0 301
1950 264 0 264
1951 257 0 257
1952 277 5 272
1953 260 5 255
1954 243 0 243
1955 225 0 225
1956 235 0 235
1957 236 0 236
1958 176 0 176
1959 178 0 178
1960 172 0 172
1961 166 0 166
1962 138 0 138
1963 134 0 134
1964 148 0 148
1965 124 0 124
1966 140 0 140
1967 125 0 125
1968 128 5 123
1969 113 0 113
1970 135 6 129
1971 139 5 134
1972 140 5 135
1973 130 0 130
1974 169 0 169
1975 149 8 141
1976 169 0 169
1977 196 7 189
1978 244 7 237
1979 252 8 244
1980 290 9 281
1981 254 11 243
1982 259 12 247
1983 224 12 212
1984 225 15 210
1985 241 16 225
1986 220 17 203
1987 204 15 189
1988 263 35 228
1989 350 81 269
1990 448 156 292
1991 666 316 350
1992 1,012 456 556
1993 1,445 718 727
1994 1,647 858 789
1995 1,404 752 652
1996 1,333 730 603
1997 1,266 700 566
1998 1,364 825 539
1999 1,248 754 494
2000 1,290 756 534
2001 1,347 820 527
2002 1,446 870 576
2003 1,605 993 612
2004 1,434 876 558
2005 1,325 841 484
2006 1,327 834 493
2007 1,084 668 416
2008 1,196 776 420
2009 1,219 758 461
2010 1,155 716 439
2011 1,073 712 361
2012 1,136 755 381
2013 1,274 875 399
2014 1,347 940 407

Want to know about the populiarty of Harley? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56,231 babies born with the name Harley in the United States. That's more than enough Harleys to occupy the territory of American Samoa (USA) with an estimated population of 55,519 (as of April 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 70 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Harley" was in 2003 with a total of 993 babies.

According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harley" ranks #106 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 1,196 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Harley popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Harley" mean? The list below shows the origins of Harley as well as things modernly associated with the name Harley such as celebrities named Harley.

English

Origin and Meaning of Harley

The name "Harley" is of English origin, and it means "From the hares' wood". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Alternative Meanings

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for realist, the way you are.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yelrah". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lryaeh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Harley born Jun 27, 1988

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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