"the long field"

Harley Origin and Meaning

The name Harley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "the long field".

Once a macho biker name, Harley is now showing its softer side. In the UK, Harley is predominantly masculine, but it's currently more popular for girls than boys in the US.

Along with Harper and Hadley, we think it will climb even further. In England, it's associated with Harley Street, home to some of London's most prominent medical specialists.

A famous fictional namesake is Batman's Harley Quinn, "born" Harleen Quinzel. DC Comics movie Suicide Squad from 2016 was probably part of the reason for the increase in the number of girls named Harley. Harley Cooper was a character who was introduced on the soap The Guiding Light in 1987—that Harley was named after her father's favorite motorcycle.

# 346 in the US

Harley Rank in US Top 1000

# 956 on Nameberry

Harley Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Harley Popularity

Famous People Named Harley

  • Harley Jane KozakAmerican actress
  • Harley VieraNewton, American model/DJ
  • Harley BirdEnglish actress known for "Peppa Pig"
  • Harley GrahamAmerican actress
  • Harley Moon Kemp (b. 1989)daughter of singers Shirlie Holliman and Martin Kemp
  • Harley Quinn Smith (b. 1999)daughter of director Kevin Smith and actress Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
  • Harley Loraine Tiller (b. 2013)daughter of R&B singer Bryson Tiller
  • Harley Rose Worley (b. 2015)daughter of singer Jocelyn Oxlade and Brandon Worley

Harley in Pop Culture

  • Harley Quinn aka Harleen Quinzelgirlfriend of the Joker in the Batman series
  • Harley Davidson Coopercharacter on American soap "Guiding Light"
  • Harley Diazmain character on Disney's "Stuck in the Middle"
  • HarleyDavidson motorcycles