Harley

Harley - A very unique male name



  Nov 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harley, meaning hare clearing, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #288. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harley? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Harley. The baby boy name Harley was given to 336 baby boys in 2012, ranking #630 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,884 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harley peaked in popularity 101 years ago in 1916 on position 231.



Famous with this name

Harley Luse
Harley Raine
Harley Campbell


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Harley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harley is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #284 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,073.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Harley is where you live.


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Harley origin and meaning

Harley is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means hare clearing. To see famous people named Harley, pop culture references for the name Harley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Harley

We've found the following names that sound similar to Harley, sorted by popularity.

Harrell / Hurley / Harlow / Huriel / Harrel / Harlie / Harlee / Hearl / Harl / Harel /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012630
2011650
2010576
2009560
2008584
2007601
2006523
2005506
2004461
2003412
2002426
2001450
2000448
1999457
1998425
1997409
1996386
1995364
1994322
1993341
1992408
1991554
1990603
1989615
1988630
1987692
1986664
1985616
1984597
1983611
1982565
1981549
1980504
1979557
1978554
1977664
1976678
1975735
1974665
1973777
1972748
1971745
1970787
1969787
1968780
1967698
1966680
1965701
1964697
1963741
1962715
1961687
1960601
1959578
1958613
1957514
1956506
1955489
1954474
1953455
1952430
1951439
1950414
1949391
1948397
1947377
1946352
1945330
1944336
1943323
1942337
1941316
1940300
1939308
1938290
1937283
1936284
1935278
1934275
1933277
1932274
1931260
1930259
1929269
1928255
1927266
1926252
1925260
1924251
1923254
1922245
1921242
1920246
1919245
1918239
1917238
1916231
1915234
1914239
1913280
1912251
1911351
1910288

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia284
Iowa309
Kentucky339
Tennessee340
Oklahoma351
Kansas384
Oregon429
Missouri438
Minnesota444
Michigan472
Mississippi502
Arizona513
Wisconsin513
Washington520
Utah545
Georgia566
Arkansas576
Colorado592
North Carolina606
Florida636
Ohio682
Alabama725
Texas727
South Carolina731
Indiana848
Illinois907
California926
Virginia1025
New York1073

Even more about Harley


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Harley a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Harley?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1916
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Harley
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,884
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +336

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