Meaning and Origin of: Hailes

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from Hailes in Lothian, originally in East Lothian, named from the Middle English genitive or plural form of hall ‘hall’.
  • English : habitational name from Hailes in Gloucestershire, which is named from an old British river name meaning ‘polluted’. Compare Welsh halog ‘dirty’.
  • English : variant spelling of Hales.