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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hedley

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Texas.

Notable Persons Named Hedley

Hedley Bull was a philosopher. Hedley was born on June 10th, 1932 in Sydney. He passed away on May 18th, 1985.


Hedley Verity was a cricketer. Hedley was born on May 18th, 1905 in Headingley. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1943.


Hedley Mattingly was an actor. Hedley was born on May 7th, 1915 in London. He died on March 3rd, 1998.


Hedley was born in 1857. He left this life on July 19th, 1929.


Hedley was born on May 24th, 1914. He died on August 13th, 1990.


His military service ended in 1944. Hedley was born on June 8th, 1916 in London. He left this life on March 26th, 1944.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hedley

Jack Hedley is an actor. Jack was given the name Jack Hawkins on October 28th, 1930 in London, England.



Ralph was born on December 31st, 1848. He left this life on June 12th, 1913.


William Hedley was a scientist. William was born on July 13th, 1779 in Newburn. He passed away on January 9th, 1843.


Mark was born on August 23rd, 1946.


His military service ended in 1918. John was born on July 19th, 1887 in North Shields. He left this life on April 1st, 1977.


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Popularity of Hedley as a last name

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Common last names for Hedley

  • Smith
  • Mason

Common first names for Hedley

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hedley U.S.
  White 86.35% 64.26%
  African American 8.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hedley

People with the last name Hedley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hedley

  • How Popular is the name Hedley? Hedley is the 68,766th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hedley was the 28,746th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hedley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13 babies born with the first name Hedley in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hedley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Hedley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hedley is Friday, April 14th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Hedley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hedley was in 1922 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hedley: Your name in reverse order is Yeldeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hedyle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hedley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 828 people with the last name Hedley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hedley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hedley as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k 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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