"heathery field"

Hadley Origin and Meaning

The name Hadley is a boy's name of English origin meaning "heathery field".

Hemingway readers will recognize this as the name of Papa's first wife (and, eventually, actress Mariel's grandmother). But in Victorian times, Hadley and Hedley were actually more popular for boys.

# 777 in the US

Hadley Rank in US Top 1000

# 1211 on Nameberry

Hadley Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Hadley Popularity

Famous People Named Hadley

  • Robert Hugh "Hadley" FraserEnglish actor/singer
  • Hadley WickhamNew Zealand statistician
  • John Hadley Nicanor "Jack" Hemingwayson of novelist Ernest Hemingway

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