Hadley - boys name

Hadley name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Hadley name meaning:

The name Hadley is of English origin, and it holds a few different meanings. In Old English, it refers to a field that is covered with heather or heather meadow. Heathers are flowering plants that are typically found in open areas or moorlands. The name Hadley can also be derived from the Old English words "hæð" which means heather, and "lēah" which means meadow or clearing, combining to form "heather meadow" or "heather-covered clearing".

The name Hadley has gained popularity as a gender-neutral name and is commonly used for both boys and girls. It has a strong and masculine sound, which makes it a suitable choice for a boy. The name Hadley brings to mind images of nature and tranquility, evoking a sense of peace and calmness. With its association with the heather plant, it also conveys a sense of resilience and strength, as heathers are known to thrive in harsh conditions. Overall, the name Hadley carries a sense of grounding, natural beauty, and steadfastness, making it a meaningful choice for a boy.

Origin: English

Heath-covered meadow.


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Overall UK ranking: 461 out of 4789

89 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Hadley

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