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58k
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since 1880

Harley

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

How popular is the baby 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 484 0 484
1921 537 0 537
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 425 0 425
1930 460 6 454
1931 440 0 440
1932 403 8 395
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 318 0 318
1947 337 0 337
1948 294 0 294
1949 302 0 302
1950 264 0 264
1951 257 0 257
1952 277 5 272
1953 261 5 256
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 291 9 282
1981 255 11 244
1982 259 12 247
1983 224 12 212
1984 223 15 208
1985 242 16 226
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 1,348 820 528
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 1,197 777 420
2009 1,221 759 462
2010 1,157 716 441
2011 1,075 712 363
2012 1,137 756 381
2013 1,275 875 400
2014 1,350 943 407
2015 1,509 1,123 386

Want to know about the popularity of the Harley baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,756 babies born with the name Harley in the United States. That's more than enough Harleys to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). 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 2015 with a total of 1,123 babies. (That's a lot of baby Harleys)

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harley" ranks #99 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 27 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of 1,509 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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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.

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.

Other Inspirations for the Name Harley

Harley Davidson
Harley Quinn
Harley Sportster
Harley Morenstein
Harley Owners Group

Alternative Meanings

H is for hand, that you always give.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

R is for realist, the way you are.

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

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 "Ayerhl". 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 Apr 15, 2006

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 Western Australia approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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