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Haley

First Name
155k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
38k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Haley

"Haley" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the hay clearing". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992)
  2. United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock'n'roll music (1925-1981)
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  1. A surname​, a common spelling variant of Hayley.
  2. A female given name, popular in the US in the 1990s and the 2000s.
  3. A male given name
  4. Any of several places in the US and Canada named after persons with the surname.

Notable Persons Named Haley

She has been prominent since 2007. Haley was given the name Haley Loraine Keeling on January 7th, 1988 in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. Haley is also known as Keeling and Haley Loraine (full name).

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Haley Joel Osment is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Haley was born on April 10th, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Haley Lu Richardson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Haley was born on March 7th, 1995 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Haley Reinhart is a singing, songwriter, voice acting, singer, and voice actress. Haley was born on September 9th, 1990 in Wheeling, Illinois, United States.

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Haley Ramm is an actress and actor. She was most active from 2002 to present. Haley was given the name Haley Michelle Ramm on March 26th, 1992 in Collin County, Texas, U.S.

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Haley Barbour is a 57th Chairman of theRepublican National Committee. Haley was given the name Haley Reeves Barbour on October 22nd, 1947 in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Haley

Nikki was born on January 20th, 1972. Nikki is also known as Haley and Nimrata Nikki Randhawa (full name).

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Alex Haley was a writer. Alex was given the name Alexander Murray Palmer Haley on August 11th, 1921 in Ithaca, New York, U.S. He left this life on February 10th, 1992.

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Jackie Earle Haley is an actor. He has been prominent since 1972. Jackie was given the name Jack Earle Haley on July 14th, 1961 in Northridge, Los Angeles.

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Bill Haley was a rock, roll, country music, and rockabilly musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, slap bass, and Slapping (music). His career lasted from 1946 to 1980. Bill was given the name William John Clifton Haley on July 6th, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan, USA. Bill is also known as Jack Haley and Johnny Clifton. He breathed his last breath on February 9th, 1981.

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Charles Haley is a football player for the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to 1999. Charles was born on January 6th, 1964 in Gladys, Virginia.

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Jack Haley was a vaudeville performer, light comedian, singer, dancer, actor, vaudeville, singing, dance, vaudevilleperformer, and singeranddancer. His career lasted from 1924 to 1979. Jack was given the name John Joseph Haley on August 10th, 1898 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. He passed away on June 6th, 1979.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1890 6 6 0
1891 5 5 0
1893 7 7 0
1894 5 5 0
1895 8 8 0
1897 9 9 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 5 5 0
1904 10 10 0
1906 5 5 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 6 6 0
1910 12 12 0
1913 6 6 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 14 14 0
1916 16 9 7
1917 7 7 0
1918 16 5 11
1919 14 8 6
1920 15 6 9
1921 8 8 0
1922 11 11 0
1923 21 13 8
1924 21 12 9
1925 12 7 5
1926 11 5 6
1927 11 11 0
1928 11 5 6
1929 10 0 10
1930 12 6 6
1931 7 0 7
1932 5 5 0
1933 6 0 6
1935 12 12 0
1936 5 0 5
1937 6 0 6
1938 5 5 0
1939 5 5 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 15 7 8
1944 11 5 6
1945 6 0 6
1947 6 0 6
1948 8 0 8
1949 10 5 5
1952 5 0 5
1953 12 6 6
1954 6 0 6
1956 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1958 6 6 0
1959 6 0 6
1960 5 0 5
1961 16 16 0
1962 27 21 6
1963 30 23 7
1964 39 39 0
1965 44 44 0
1966 44 44 0
1967 52 52 0
1968 73 68 5
1969 70 70 0
1970 79 74 5
1971 92 85 7
1972 88 88 0
1973 98 98 0
1974 130 130 0
1975 110 110 0
1976 117 117 0
1977 469 462 7
1978 518 518 0
1979 525 511 14
1980 501 489 12
1981 773 773 0
1982 1,038 1,024 14
1983 927 919 8
1984 1,003 991 12
1985 1,398 1,378 20
1986 1,297 1,278 19
1987 1,571 1,556 15
1988 2,021 2,004 17
1989 2,382 2,361 21
1990 3,219 3,199 20
1991 4,482 4,461 21 #79 girl name
1992 6,063 6,040 23 #56 girl name
1993 7,657 7,616 41 #42 girl name
1994 7,827 7,805 22 #36 girl name
1995 8,225 8,205 20 #32 girl name
1996 9,070 9,040 30 #30 girl name
1997 8,703 8,684 19 #31 girl name
1998 7,955 7,935 20 #36 girl name
1999 8,226 8,202 24 #31 girl name
2000 9,100 9,069 31 #28 girl name
2001 8,038 8,010 28 #34 girl name
2002 7,477 7,454 23 #35 girl name
2003 7,213 7,195 18 #34 girl name
2004 5,771 5,724 47 #45 girl name
2005 5,140 5,124 16 #54 girl name
2006 4,304 4,294 10 #75 girl name
2007 4,206 4,198 8 #76 girl name
2008 3,341 3,332 9
2009 2,623 2,617 6
2010 1,986 1,981 5
2011 1,952 1,947 5
2012 1,708 1,708 0
2013 1,411 1,406 5
2014 1,231 1,231 0
2015 1,133 1,133 0
2016 999 999 0

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Popularity of Haley as a first name

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Popularity of Haley as a last name

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Common last names for Haley

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Haley U.S.
  White 81.27% 64.26%
  African American 13.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Haley

People with the last name Haley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Haley

  • How Popular is the name Haley? Haley is the 464th most popular name of all time. As a last name Haley was the 917th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Haley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 155,070 babies born with the first name Haley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Haley to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Haley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Haley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Haley is Monday, June 24th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Haley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Haley was in 2000 with a total of 9,069 babies. That's a lot of babies named Haley!
  • Random Haley Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Haley ranks 18th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 297 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Haley: Your name in reverse order is Yelah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehlya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Haley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 37,858 people with the last name Haley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Haley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Haley as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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