Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HAHR-lee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that was derived from a place name, itself from Old English hara "hare" or hær "rock, heap of stones" and leah "woodland, clearing". An American name for boys since the 19th century, it began to be used for girls after a character with the name began appearing on the soap opera Guiding Light in 1987.

Related Names

VariantsHarlee, Harleigh


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Entry updated December 7, 2022