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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Norse : Hero
  • Irish : Wise one

What does Hailey mean and stand for?

The name Hailey is a Scottish clans name of English origin and means "Hay's meadow." It is also of Norse origin, meaning "hero" and Irish origin, meaning "wise one." It is a variant of the name Hayley.

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Hay meadow

How Popular Is The Name Hailey

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from places in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire named Hailey, from Old English hēg ‘hay’ + lēeah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’.


According to Social Security Administration data Hailey has maintained a spot in the top 100 since 2000; however, it has recently fallen in ranks, slowly falling below the top 50 in recent years.

However, it is the 33rd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Hailey was at its peak popularity in July 2018.

Hailey is one of many spellings of the consistently popular name Haley. Most notably, actress Hailey Baldwin and model Hailey Clauson spell their name this way. This spelling has also been used for characters in Chicago P.D., PAW Patrol, and Mozart in the Jungle.

Where is it Popular?

Hailey was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Hailey

  • Hail
  • Hails
  • Hales
  • HayHay
  • Lee
  • Lin

Pairs well with these middle names


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