Harley (given name)

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Pronunciation hahr-lee
Gender Unisex
Language(s) English
Name day June 26, November 26 (disputed)
Word/name Old English
Meaning hær (rock) + lēah (wood, clearing)

Harley is a given unisex name. The name is derived from the Old English words hara meaning hare,[1] and leah, meaning wood or clearing and meadow in later development of the language.[2] The name Harley means "hare's meadow".

Harley first became popular in the year 1880, where it was the 180th most popular masculine given name in the United States, the name first became popular as a feminine given name in 1991, and became the 667th most popular feminine given name during that year.[3]

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  1. ^ "hara - Wiktionary". en.wiktionary.org. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  2. ^ "leah - Wiktionary". en.wiktionary.org. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  3. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Popularity for the name Harley". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2017-03-04.