Halley - Meaning of Halley
What does Halley mean?
[ 2 syll. hal-ley, ha-ll-ey ] The baby girl name Halley is also used as a boy name, though it is slightly more popular for girls. It is pronounced HHAEL-iy- †. Halley is of Old Greek and Germanic origin. It is used mainly in German.
Halley is a diminutive of the English Halcyon.
Halley is also a diminutive of the German Haralda.
See also the related categories, greek and german.
Halley is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1986, 0.018% of baby girls were named Halley. It had a ranking of #580 then. The baby name has markedly dropped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very light scale today. Within all girl names in its family, Halley was nevertheless the most frequently used in 2018. Although Halley is somewhat used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period from 1910 to 1910 that it was more popular with boys. After 1986, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys.
Baby names that sound like Halley include Hallee, Halli, Hallie, Hally, Haeli, Hailee, Hailey, Haili, Hailie, Hailley, Hailo, Haily, Hala, Halee, Haleigh, Haley, Halhul, Hali, Halle, and Hallei.
† English pronunciation for Halley: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
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