Scottish and English
"hall or woodland clearing"

Halley Origin and Meaning

The name Halley is a girl's name meaning "hall or woodland clearing".

The Halley version of this popular name family hit the Top 1000 only once, in 1986, inspired by Halley's Comet, named for astronomer Edmund Halley.

Today, Halley is still used -- it was given to 50 baby girls last year -- but is much less popular than many other spellings of the name, which include Hailey, Haley, Hallie, and Hayley.

# 581 in the US

Halley Rank in US Top 1000

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Famous People Named Halley

  • Halley FeifferAmerican actress
  • Edmond HalleyEnglish astronomer and physicist, known best for 'Halley's Comet'

Halley in Pop Culture

  • Halley Wolowitzdaughter of Howard and Bernadette on TV's "The Big Bang Theory;" named after Halley's Comet
  • Halleycharacter in 2002 movie "Just a Kiss"

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