Healey (surname)

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Word/nameRepublic of Ireland Ireland
MeaningDerived from 'ealadhach' (Gaelic) meaning ingenious.
Region of originSligo, Ireland & Munster, Ireland
Other names
Variant form(s)Haly, Haley, Haily, Hely, Healy, O'Healey, O'Haly

Healey is a surname with several origins. It is an English toponymic surname, from Healey near Manchester and possibly also from other places named Healey in Yorkshire and Northumberland.[1] It can also be an Irish name, originally from the Sligo area and the Gaelic word Ó hEalaighthe, which derives from 'ealadhach' meaning ingenious.[2] The surname has a number of spelling variations, the most common being 'Healy'.

People with the surname Healey[edit]


  • Mike Healey, a fictional character from the Australian television soap opera Neighbours
  • Roger Healey, a fictional character from the American sitcom I Dream of Jeannie

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Patricia Hanks; Flavia Hodges (1988). "Healey". Oxford Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ http://www.houseofnames.com/healey-family-crest