Hayley

First Name
49k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
603
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Hayley mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hayley

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

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Localities in England, Old English hēg (“hay”) + lēah (“wood, clearing”)

  1. An English placename.
  2. A habitational surname​. (More often spelled Haley).
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname; rare compared to the female name.
  4. A female given name transferred from the surname. Popular in the UK in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Notable Persons Named Hayley

Hayley Atwell is an actress. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Hayley was given the name Hayley Elizabeth Atwell on April 5th, 1982 in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Hayley Williams is a pop punk, pop rock, and alternative rock musician. She plays Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Hayley was given the name Hayley Nichole Williams on December 27th, 1988 in Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.

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Her ongoing career started in 2007. Hayley was given the name Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft on April 3rd, 1991 in Los Angeles,California United States.

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Hayley Mills is an actress and singer. She was most active from 1959 to present. Hayley was given the name Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills by her parents John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell on April 18th, 1946.

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Hayley Orrantia is an actress, singer, and songwriter. She has been prominent since 2010. Hayley was given the name Sarah Hayley Orrantia on February 21st, 1994 in Arlington, Texas, United States.

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Hayley Hasselhoff is an actress, model, and actor. Hayley was given the name Hayley Amber Hasselhoff by her parents David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach on August 26th, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hayley

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He left this life on August 12th, 1739.

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William was born in Cleobury Mortimer. He passed away on October 30th, 1715.

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Arthur was born in 1854 in Wakefield. He breathed his last breath in 1947.

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Lee was born in 1930 in Ensley (Birmingham). He breathed his last breath on September 20th, 1997.

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How popular is the baby name Hayley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1960 9 9 0
1961 18 18 0
1962 46 46 0
1963 71 71 0
1964 82 82 0
1965 71 71 0
1966 85 85 0
1967 62 62 0
1968 103 103 0
1969 87 87 0
1970 82 82 0
1971 91 91 0
1972 74 74 0
1973 70 70 0
1974 101 101 0
1975 98 98 0
1976 91 91 0
1977 218 218 0
1978 236 236 0
1979 244 244 0
1980 229 229 0
1981 440 440 0
1982 494 494 0
1983 364 364 0
1984 433 433 0
1985 663 663 0
1986 868 868 0
1987 885 885 0
1988 800 800 0
1989 939 933 6
1990 1,052 1,052 0
1991 1,754 1,754 0
1992 2,443 2,437 6
1993 2,623 2,617 6
1994 2,361 2,361 0
1995 2,364 2,359 5
1996 2,577 2,577 0
1997 2,357 2,352 5
1998 2,084 2,084 0
1999 2,261 2,261 0
2000 2,305 2,300 5
2001 1,787 1,787 0
2002 1,670 1,670 0
2003 1,865 1,865 0
2004 1,310 1,297 13
2005 1,234 1,234 0
2006 1,076 1,076 0
2007 1,109 1,109 0
2008 850 850 0
2009 756 756 0
2010 723 723 0
2011 726 726 0
2012 677 677 0
2013 546 546 0
2014 594 594 0
2015 566 566 0
2016 477 477 0
2017 492 492 0

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Popularity of Hayley as a first name

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Popularity of Hayley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hayley U.S.
  White 81.43% 64.26%
  African American 13.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hayley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hayley

  • How Popular is the name Hayley? Hayley is the 1,021st most popular name of all time. As a last name Hayley was the 37,029th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hayley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,693 babies born with the first name Hayley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hayley to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hayley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Hayley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hayley is Monday, August 17th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Hayley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hayley was in 1993 with a total of 2,617 babies. That's a lot of babies named Hayley!
  • Random Hayley Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hayley ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 67 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Hayley: Your name in reverse order is Yelyah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yhaley. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hayley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 603 people with the last name Hayley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hayley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hayley as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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