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Meaning & History

From a surname which was originally derived from the name of an English town (meaning "hay clearing" from Old English heg "hay" and leah "clearing"). It was popularized by the British child actress Hayley Mills (1946-), though the name did not become common until over a decade after she first became famous.

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)


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Entry updated July 1, 2008   Contribute