Gender: Female Meaning of Hailey: "Hay's meadow" Origin of Hailey: English and Scottish clan name Hailey's Popularity in 2019: #75

Hailey Origin and Meaning

The name Hailey is a girl's name of English origin meaning "Hay's meadow".

There are no less than ten different variations of Hailey on the current Most Popular list, but this is the spelling that brought it into the Top 10 of 2010, although it has recently dipped a bit in popularity. So, although Hailey has a shiny, unpretentious charm, its mass popularity makes it very much of the moment. Look for the Hailee spelling to rise via Hailee Steinfeld, the young actress Oscar-nominated for her performance in True Grit.

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Rank in US: #75

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Pop Culture References for the name Hailey

Hailee, Hallie, Haylee, Hayley, Halle, Haley, Hally, Haile, Haylea, Haelie, Heyleigh, Haily, Halleigh, Haely, Haylie, Haleigh,


HalloweenGirl04 Says:


I really like the name Hailey. I grew up in the 90s and it was a super popular name. I now have a niece named Hailey Lindin.

Smollie Says:


Have loved this name since I was a young teenager. I think it's adorable and can work on a adult too.

However, a girl whose surname was this name was horrible to me a couple years ago and caused me a lot of heartache, so now all I can think of is her when I think of this name.

I still think it's a great name and I'm still tempted to use it and maybe have a different spelling. I can't help but feel this name is tainted for me now though.

Daiseymae Says:


I had this name picked out in the 80s, but I didn't have any children until 2000 to 2009. By then, it was way too common. It is a lovely name though.

cabosanmucus Says:


if there weren't 60 different ways people spell this, it would be much much better.

ReignofNames Says:


A great name, though the "Hailey/Haley/Hayley/Haylee/Hailee/Hayleigh etc. outbreak" that happened about two decades ago makes me feel like the name needs to take a nap for the next couple more decades.

hailey barnes Says:


my name is hailey my full name is hailey anastasia

DhianeOliverio Says:


I gave my baby name " HAILEY CHIE " its a cute and unique name

Haids1987 Says:


I worked at a preschool for 7 years and I knew at least 3 Hayleys, though none spelled this way. It's getting to be crazy common nowadays. My parents must have been ahead of the curve when they named me in 1987, since this is the spelling of my own name.

hailey Says:


my name stands for perfect hays meadow! its soooo perfect like oh ya!

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PoppyOrangey Says:


Very "blah" to me.

ThistleThorn Says:


This is my absolute favorite spelling of this name. I don't know which is the original though.

hailey Says:


my name is hailey but what it stands for is dumb

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


There are just too many spellings of this name, though if I had to pick a favorite, it would be Haley or Haily. Not bad in general, I've just heard so much of it.

Leah3456 Says:


Hi, thanks for your reply. I would like to explain. I go back and forth in liking this name. I actually think it is very pretty, but just for some reason, I can't picture it on an older person. The "lee" ending sound is my problem, however the exception to this is the name Emily. Emily is one my favorite names for a girl despite the "lee" sound. I tend to like old-fashioned/traditional names for girls such as Margaret, Sarah, & Katherine to name a few. I don't think that your name will sound dumb as you age. I have a nice Christian friend in college with this name spelled differently (Hayley) and that has influenced my like of the name. This name has always stood out to me over other similar sounding names like Ashley, Bailey, & Kaylee. I prefer this spelling, though. I like the way it looks when written out and that it is soft-sounding. I still really like the name, and the meaning.

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Leah3456 Says:


I like the name, but I wouldn't use it because I don't think it ages well.