Hayley

Hayley - A very unique female name



  Jul 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Hayley, meaning hay field, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1961 on position #2082. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Hayley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Hayley? 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 Hayley. The baby girl name Hayley was given to 635 baby girls in 2012, ranking #464 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,226 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Hayley peaked in popularity 23 years ago in 1996 on position 120.



Famous with this name

Hayley Atwell
Robert Hayley
Hayley Derryberry


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Hayley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Hayley is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #213 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #722.

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 Hayley is where you live.


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Hayley origin and meaning

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

Similar to Hayley

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

Holly / Haley / Hailey / Haylee / Hallie / Hollie / Hailee / Halle / Haylie / Halie /

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
2012464
2011437
2010429
2009414
2008381
2007306
2006304
2005265
2004246
2003174
2002192
2001182
2000148
1999144
1998151
1997135
1996120
1995134
1994135
1993126
1992135
1991169
1990266
1989285
1988312
1987277
1986283
1985351
1984479
1983525
1982439
1981474
1980739
1979690
1978698
1977724
19761412
19751315
19741385
19731454
19721668
19711459
19701452
19691234
19681226
19671461
19661254
19651332
19641457
19631377
19621698
19612082

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine213
Hawaii235
Tennessee258
Arizona303
Virginia338
Pennsylvania346
Iowa367
New York368
Ohio379
Michigan390
West Virginia390
New Jersey395
North Carolina399
Colorado414
Washington427
California436
Mississippi436
South Carolina453
Minnesota456
Kansas464
Wisconsin469
Massachusetts476
Kentucky478
Connecticut478
Florida496
Maryland500
Alabama560
Nevada596
Missouri603
Texas618
Indiana623
Oregon637
Illinois675
Georgia689
Utah722

Even more about Hayley


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 Hayley 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Hayley?

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
1996
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Hayley
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,226
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1961
2012 births +635

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