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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. HAY-lee
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Meaning & History

From a surname that 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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