[ 2 syll. hal-ley, ha-ll-ey ] The baby boy name Halley is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being somewhat more common. Its pronunciation is HHAEL-iy- †. Halley is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name is of the meaning from the hall in the grove, from an open place in the woods.
Halley is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1910, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Halley. Its ranking then was #952. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is today of very light use. Within all boy names in its group, Halley was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Though Halley is somewhat used more commonly as a girl name today, there was a period from 1910 to 1910 that it was more popular with boys. From 1986 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Halley.
† 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)"