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It's a good name! My father, born in 1917, in southeast Ohio was named Harley. His father's name was Albert and was mostly English or Scots-Irish descent.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2005
Sort of a famous bearer, though I guess you wouldn't say "famous". Harley was the name of The Joker's assistant in one of the recent Batman cartoons (not the very new ones, but not the original, either, I don't know if she's around in all the versions or not).
― Anonymous User  8/3/2005
As mentioned previously, Harley Quinn, the Joker's assistant in the Batman franchise. Harley originally appeared in the animated series, but she became so popular that DC gave her a place in the comics. Harley's "real name" was (Dr.) Harleen Quinzel.
FMRadio  5/30/2008
Harley-Davidson is a brand of motorcycle.
breakofday  12/22/2005
She isn't really famous, but on Extreme Makeover Home Edition one family's little girl was named Harley and she was one of the cutest little kids I've ever seen.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
Harley is a good name, but I would never use it for a person, as my turtle's name was Harley.
skatergirl2  7/31/2006
Not a particularly attractive name, male or female.
bellaboo  12/30/2006
On the Soap opera Guiding Light there is a character named Harley Davidson Cooper played by Beth Elders.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2007
I like the name. I actually know a Harley, whose name really does not suit him at first impression, but as you get to know him it makes sense. I do think I prefer it as a name for a girl though.
SioniWinwns  10/17/2007
When you say Harley, it sounds like you're saying holly with an American accent.
Hushpuppy  4/1/2008
Hushpuppy: You must have never heard an American speak.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2009
I can't get over the Harley Davidson association, and I doubt most people can. This name sounds trashy, and I can't imagine it on any self-respecting woman, or man, for that matter.
slight night shiver  4/23/2008
Sounds like a good name for a large dog.
number1212  5/18/2008
First and foremost, I think this name will be forever linked to the motorcycle chain, Harley Davidson. Also, since I have only known dogs with this name, I can not imagine a person with it.
Just the other day, I was at a recital, and a guitarist on the program was named Harley. I was expecting a man, but a woman got up to play. I was shocked! I would never, ever name a child this, boy or girl.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2008
Ugh, this name is so boggy. I know a boy with the name Harley and his parents are pretty rough 'round the edges (say no more).
miriam_grace  6/26/2008
I really like this name for a girl. I have chosen this name for my bunny and I spell it Harlea. To me it means "bunny sanctuary". The name fits her.
Prudence  8/21/2008
Mr. Harley Quin is Agatha Christie's favourite character, a mysterious, brilliant young man, connected with lovers or death. He is almost magical, dark, tall, and slender. I love this character (Arlecchino, as I dubbed him).
La Reina  9/26/2008
Harley the harlot. That's all I have to say. (Kids, if you don't know what that means, search it.)
GunsnRoses8794  11/15/2008
I once met a girl named this, but she spelt it Harleigh. I believe this is a good feminine way to spell it, since I doubt you'll see a guy name spelt with -leigh at the end.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2008
I like the name. At first, it makes me think of the motorcycle, which really makes little to no sense, in the meaning of the name, but I also know somebody (male) named Harley, and he's pretty much a rabbit. In terms of shyness/affectionate. Ness?
lilianna  1/16/2009
Harley is a fictional coordinator in the Pokémon anime series. He is quite flamboyant and effeminate, but also extremely arrogant and bad-tempered.
Wilted  2/3/2009
I hate this name. It's trashy, juvenile, and unfeminine.
bananarama  2/15/2009
A (kind of) famous bearer would be Harley Goldman from the webcomic Boy Meets Boy. He uses Harley as a nickname for his full name, Harlequinn. This name shall always be associated with Harley and Mik in my mind. And that isn't a necessarily bad thing.
DestructoGirl  6/27/2009
Harley Davidson Cooper is a character on 'Guiding Light,' named after her father's favorite motorcycle.
Anyechka  9/15/2009
In some ways I love this, in others I hate it. I really don't know. Better on a female anyway.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2009
I've always found it to be a very masculine name, and I have trouble picturing it on a female (unless she's butch). It's always made me think of one of those super he-man type guys. I almost literally see a wrestler or a biker when I think about this name.
Black_X  2/22/2011
Nice name. For a character. I can't imagine any real person taken seriously with this name, boy or girl. It could possibly work as a middle name, if it's a family name or something, but this is one of those names to me that's reserved for fictional characters and pets only.
Dawson  3/18/2011
Harley Cross (born 1978 in New York City) is an American actor. He has a brother and sister, named Eli and Flora, who are also actors.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2012
Harley is not a name that I would use for a person. It sounds really trendy and annoying. It looks really cute on a pet- a male pet.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2013
I knew a friend growing up and his mum's name was Harley. It suited her well! She was the first person I ever met with this name and I like it. She is an artist (VERY good, too) and freestyle painter. The only thing about HER, NOT her name, was that she wanted me and her son, Sebastian, to get married. LOL. (We never married. Haha.)
― Anonymous User  5/27/2013
Like many, I just can't get past the Harley-Davidson association. This is what I imagine biker dudes/chicks would name their kid.
mrose19  6/26/2013
My dogs' name is Harley and he's a toy poodle. So I can't imagine this name as a very "tough-guy" name. And I know a girl named Harley, she has to be about 12 or 13 now. I don't like it. But again, with my comment about Cooper, I could never name my child after my dog.
igoesrawrOMG  9/21/2014
All I think of is Harley Davidson. I like it as a last name, not a first name.
silly_rabbit  9/17/2015
I really like this name for a boy; it is sad to me that all these "-ley" names are only allowed to be used for girls now.
al84  12/29/2015
My friend just named her daughter this. The worst part is, her maiden name is Davidson, and they're obsessed with cosplay, and already have costumes picked out. I'm shaking my head for the future teenager already!
― Anonymous User  2/17/2016
Harley is a boy's name, all you parents naming your children Harley need to understand this is going to make life difficult for them.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2016
I love this name! I'm a HUGE fan of Harley Quinn, so that helps. I'd totally name one of my kids this (if I eventually have any).
GML  5/5/2016
I love this name because it reminds me of my favorite character of all time, Harley Quinn. I personally would name my child Harley.
stephcortes  5/22/2016
If I was a boy I would have been called Harley (literally after Harley Davidson motorbikes). My parents thought it was just a boy's name at the time (now they say it would have been my middle name if they knew it was for girls). I can only see this as a girl's name because of Harley Quinn from the Batman universe, plus I know a girl named Harley. I quite like the name and don't think it's trashy at all, it's kind of girly but has a bit of attitude to it.
flowerpunk  9/5/2016
So being as my name is Harley and I am a man, I can't say I ever had anyone really pick on me for bearing the name. Yes I do hear comments about motorcycles especially when they find out my middle name is David. My father was a biker and he always wanted a Harley and he finally got one the day I was born. I've only met 3 other males with the name Harley but I have seen females quite frequently. I personally feel it's a boys name, but I guess I'm a little bit biased on that subject.
Harleydavid  9/25/2016
Reminds me of an awesome girl, who loves motorcycles and pizza. I love the way Harley looks and sounds. I question that I would ever use this name but feel it's an excellent choice, and would hate if it gets too mainstream popular like Emma.
QuinnBethany  10/2/2016
The name Harley is a great name. My name is Harley and I love my name.
phantom forces  1/4/2017
I'll just always think of Harley-Davidson.
DundiculutNicholas  2/20/2017
My name is Harley. I got it from my uncle Harley, who got his from his uncle Harley. Generational thing. I always assumed it was a male name. I HATED my name while growing up in school (my 6th grade teacher couldn't even remember it at the end of the school year; boy, that hurt!). I was the only Harley I knew for a long time (aside from my uncle). I also got the associated teasing from the association with the motorcycle growing up too. So, after military service, I met a few people who really liked my name. Hence, I started to like it too (FINALLY), and realized its uniqueness was pretty cool. I got stuck with a lousy middle name (not Davidson!) too, which made it worse. But then I found a 3 star general named Harley, a news person (female) on TV named Harley (light bulb on: females had my name too!). So it took decades but I finally settled down in emotions and like my first name well now. I've even started liking my middle name too. Ha ha. I've even had people name dogs I sold them with my name. It's a real honor!
― Anonymous User  3/24/2017
Harley is a silly name. Maybe for a pet, but not a person.
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
Good name for a male dog.
Luvbug86  8/2/2017

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