Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. HAY-lee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Variant of Hayley. This spelling gained some popularity in the United States in 1977, possibly due to the author Alex Haley, whose book Roots was adapted into a popular miniseries that year. This was the most common American spelling from then to 2001, when it was eclipsed by Hailey.

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Entry updated January 21, 2022