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Name famous, at least under my point of view, by English Disney actress Hayley Mills (b. 1946).
alberto  12/4/2004
A variant of the name Hayley could be spelled like "Hailie".
― Anonymous User  4/17/2005
I have also seen this name listed as of Scandanvian origin, meaning 'hero'.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2005
A famous bearer of this name is Hayley Westenra, the opera singer from New Zealand.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2005
From the Scandavian meaning hero, she is lively, intelligent and something of a tomboy, she bubbles with life.
secretsmile  1/24/2006
Such a pleasant sweet sound and even makes me think 'halo'. It feels like an angelic name and I like it heaps.
lindamaree  3/8/2006
I was born in a year with Haley's comet so I have always had tons of Hayleys, Hailees, Haleys and other variations. So much so that I am borderline loathing this name. If I had never heard it before I would think it rather sweet though.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2006
I just love this name and wish it were mine except I would spell it Hailey.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2006
I grew up hating my name being Hayley but I don't see how anyone can think there are too many. I was the only Hayley I ever knew as a child. Even now, at 25, I don't personally count any Hayley's amoung my acquaintances. I went to college with almost 28,000 students and there were only 5 Hayley's total in the school. And personally, I have always hated every other spelling of the name - HaYley is the only one that seems to be pronounced the proper way. I was born in '81, only a few years before Halley's comet went through and I HATED being called comet for years after. In my opinion, any other variation in spelling leads to my name being pronounced Hail-ee, which is very incorrect. If you pick Hayley for your child's name, pick the best spelling so that it's pronounced correctly because a life of being called the wrong name is a pain in the neck.
hayley17  7/20/2006
Hayley Williams is the lead singer of the band Paramore.
blackgoodbye  8/8/2006
This is my own name and I really like it. I have heard before that it does sound sort of angelic, and I guess it sort of fits. But I think I like the HAYLEY version better (although I could just be biased since it's how mine is spelt)! I would totally recommend this name to anybody with a little girl.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2006
I really don't think this means 'Hay Meadow'. I study both Old English and onomastics of place-names at university, and any place names that contain the element Hay- have derived form the Old English (ge)haeg (ae should actually be an ash symbol), which means 'fence' or 'enclosure'. I'm pretty sure heg doesn't mean hay.

I think it is heag + leah, meaning, 'field with a fence round it'. I could be wrong.
EMMAG123  11/13/2006
I love this name. Although, I prefer the spelling Hailey.
Emma McHnery  12/3/2006
This is my name and may I just say that I absolutely can't stand it. I understand that most people don't care for their own name, but I'd honestly rather be named ANYTHING other than this. I've met at least 2 dozen other "Hayleys" in my day so it is much more common than most seem to think. It rhymes with so many other names it becomes quite irritating after a while (Bailey, Kaylie, etc.). And in addition, there are just too many ways to spell this name so as a result EVERYONE spells it incorrectly (also irritating).
― Anonymous User  2/5/2007
I think this is such a pretty name. This is my favourite spelling of the name, because there are so many different ways to spell it. If I used this name I would spell it this way or maybe spell it Hailey. Haley is too common.
maggie_angel  4/29/2007
My best friend's name is Hayley so it will allways remind me of her (which is good lol). I think it's a very pretty name but I could never use it because it's far too popular were I come from, I know lots of Hayleys.
xxlaurasxx  9/19/2007
I pronounce it Hay-Lee.
Haylo  10/8/2007
This is a beautiful girl's name. There are many spellings; Haley, Hayley, Hailey, Halie, Haileigh, Haylie, Haelie. My own favorite is Hailey. The name is pretty for a young girl or an adult woman. I picture a pretty, spunky, lively girl.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2007
I really like the name Hayley. I think it's got a pretty, yet sophisticated edge to it.
Patricia Underwood  2/3/2008
Well, this is definitely the best spelling of the name, and the name is cute and all that, but I have great difficulty picturing this youthful, cutesy name on a grown woman past the age of 25.
slight night shiver  4/23/2008
Dull, downtrodden surname that really should go back to the males. Like with Lauren, unfeminine and flat-out comatose boring.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2008
Gee, anonymous commenter of 06/14/2008, your impression of the name is rather a slap in the face to all the Hayley's who've left comments. I don't know where you got the impression the name Hayley was ever male but I am sure that under gender, it says it's feminine.
hayley17  6/25/2008
Actress Alison Veselá and David Rice have a daughter Hayley Laura Rice, who was born in 1982.
Emilie007  8/26/2008
As a first name Hayley seems to have originated with Hayley Mills. She was given the middle name of her mother, the actress and dramatist Mary Hayley Bell (1911-2005). Hayley was apparently a surname in Mary's family.
Jonquil  9/12/2008
This name is so boring. I fail to see the appeal of this name in any form.
bananarama  9/20/2008
It's my name and it drives me mad. You can't shorten it except by writing Hayl but you can't say that or it'll sound like hail. I want a name that can be shortened.
Haylinhere  11/21/2008
Dull, dull, dull, did I say dull?

Surname and blah. Anonymous commenter was right. Its use on females for a first name is modern.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2009
This is a beautiful name! :) I don't think it's "dull" or "boring" like some people are saying. Hayley is probably my favorite spelling, but I like Hayleigh, too.
xxrockintheshadesxx  6/7/2009
Too common, no longer original. The name basically sucks now. It would be a lovely name for a horse though!
― Anonymous User  6/7/2009
I think this name is very cute. I even have a little cousin named Hayley. I think this is a very sweet name. I love the way it sounds.
--allison--  7/27/2009
Too common and boring now. I don't see what's so great about this name.
-Julia-  7/31/2009
I don't think a surname on a girl has lasted quite as long as this one. It's still everywhere!

Fugly, dull and done to death. Unfortunately, my first impression is "Parents couldn't be bothered looking for anything else and just settled on this".
― Anonymous User  8/4/2009
Hayley is a really common typical name - not pretty in any way at all. It sounds like you says 'Hey Lee'!
― Anonymous User  3/16/2010
Cute, but too many variations and extremely overused. I'm a freshman in high school and I've met about 10-15 of them. Also, it doesn't age well at all.
Chrila96  10/31/2010
Can I be very dull and boring and be the nth person to say this is a very dull and boring name?

I really prefer the name Hallie.
keepitreal  1/26/2011
I have grown to think this name is alright, because it's the name of my boyfriend's sister and she's really cool and nice, but it's extremely common and won't age well.
Chrila96  2/7/2011
Hayley is also masculine.
FlakyMatt  8/3/2011
Origins of this name are actually Scandinavian, and it's meaning is hero. There is more to the definition though I cannot remember all of it at this very moment. Will update as soon as I can.
haybla  9/1/2011
The daughter from American Dad's name is Hayley!
lakin5  12/12/2011
This is a common and juvenile name, but it is cute in its own way. I prefer this spelling over the others.
sunshinechild67  2/13/2012
Didn't know it was possible to make the name Haley sound mature and sophisticated, but I think "Hayley" just did.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2013
One of my best friends is named Hailey, and I prefer this spelling to hers. Nevertheless, I've always really liked the name despite its commonness. I also love Hayley as a nickname for Helena (I understand that is a stretch).
Skylar_Arianna  6/7/2013
I like the spelling of the name Haleigh. And a nice middle name could be Haleigh Alexis/ALexa.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2014
Mine is Haleigh. I've had people pronounce it like Holly, Halle (like Halle Berry), and I even got a "Huh-lee-yuh" pronunciation once. I used to dislike the name, but I love it now that I'm older. I haven't noticed it to be super popular (so it's pretty unique) and people always compliment me on my spelling. Though they always do i before e first, like Haliegh. I like the description of it sounding sweet and angelic too!
― Anonymous User  2/23/2015
My friend has this name, but she spells it as Halli. It's pronounced the same.
luxlisbon  3/17/2015
Hayley Lovitt - as an actress she has had several minor roles since 2009 but is currently most notable for her role as Janet van Dyne in the 2015 MCU film 'Ant-Man'.
Feorsteorra  8/6/2015
Hayley is a very beautiful, cute and sweet name. ^-^
― Anonymous User  10/18/2015
In the case for the United States and Canada (British Columbia), Hayley didn't became more commonly used until the 1980s and 90s.

In the case for England & Wales, it was popularised by Hayley Mills, as mentioned, when she appeared in Pollyanna, which came out in 1960. By 1965, it already became more commonly used as that year, around 618 people (almost all or virtually all of them girls in my presumption) were born with that name and by 1974, going by 10-year intervals, Hayley was in the top 100, ranked 53rd.
As for Scotland, the full data only goes back to 1974, but by the looks of it, the impact that Mills made for Hayley, as a name, wasn't as strong as for England & Wales as it didn't enter the top 100 until 1983.
m4yb3_daijirou  11/6/2015
Sounds childish just like Kaylee to me.
Luvbug86  11/12/2015
Hayley Noelle is a famous YouTuber on Bratayley! I love this name because it's sweet and innocent!
phan-cookiez  11/26/2015
My name is spelt Hailey. Not after Halley's comet or something else. Nope, after a small town in Idaho where my dad hitchhiked to in the 80's. Anyway, I feel like it has an innocent tone to it, and I have a hard time thinking about me having that name as an adult. The problem with names like this is that they can't be shortened. My friends have resorted to calling me "hay-hay" or "hay".
― Anonymous User  1/26/2016
Actress and singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko.
FMRadio  2/4/2016
I find it too cutesy and overused to like it much. Though I will give it this, the association with Halley's Comet is a pretty one.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
I really don't like the double y, I prefer Haylee even though it's a one letter difference.
Eileen1209864  6/30/2016
Hayley Elizabeth Atwell is an American British actress. She is known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as the 2007 thriller Cassandra's Dream, the 2008 drama The Duchess, the 2010 historical drama miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, and for her portrayal of Peggy Carter in various films and television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the ABC action-adventure series Agent Carter.
cutenose  2/24/2017
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft, known professionally as Hayley Kiyoko, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for playing Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo The Mystery Begins and Curse of the Lake Monster, as well as Stella Yamada in the Disney Channel film Lemonade Mouth. She also portrayed the role of Raven Ramirez in CSI: Cyber and had a main role on the spin-off web-series of The Fosters, Girls United.
cutenose  2/24/2017
Hayley Marie Norman is an American film and television actress known for numerous roles including Top Five, Fired Up, Hancock, Beyond the Lights, Trailer Park of Terror, Our Family Wedding and Norbit. She is the grandniece of Bobby Anderson.
cutenose  5/18/2017
Uhh, I’ve hated this version of the name because of how stupid it looks, much prefer Hailey or Haley.
DanielReads  1/2/2018

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