Haley (surname)

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Pronunciation ˈheɪli
Language(s) English
Language(s) Old English / Old Norse
Meaning "hay clearing"
Other names
Variant(s) Hailey, Hayley

Haley /ˈhli/ is an English surname. It is based on a place name derived from Old English heg "hay" and leah "clearing or meadow",[1]

Variant spellings include Hailey and Hayley.

The given name Hayley (which has many variant spellings) was derived from it.[1]

The family name Haley is also a variant spelling of the anglicized Irish Healy (surname).

People with the surname Hailey[edit]

  • Anita Hailey, character in the anime and manga Case Closed

People with the surname Haley[edit]

Fictional Characters:

Haley James Scott: Portrayed by Bethany Joy Lenz on the TV series One Tree Hill. The longtime singer songwriter spouse of main protagonist Nathan Scott.

People with the surname Hayley[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Katie Martin-Doyle, The Treasury of Baby Names, Worth Press, Cambridge 2005. ISBN 978-1-903025-11-6