Haley (surname) – Wikipedia

Pronunciation ˈheɪli
Language(s) English or Irish
Language(s) Old English / Old Norse
Meaning “hay clearing” or Ingenious
Variant form(s) Hailey, Hayley, Healy, Hailie

Haley is an English surname. It is based on a place name derived from Old English heg “hay” and leah “clearing or meadow”,[1]

The surname Haley was found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The original form of Haley is O hEalaighthe, which is derived from the word “ealadhach,” which means “ingenious.” Another Gaelic form of the surname is O hEilidhe, which is derived from the word “eilidhe,” which means “claimant”.

Variant spellings include Heily, Hailey, Hayley, and Healy. The given name Hayley (which has many variant spellings) was derived from it.[1] The family name Haley is also a variant spelling of the anglicized Irish Healy (surname).

People with the surname Haley[edit]

  • Alex Haley (1921-1992), African American writer
  • Andrew Haley (born 1974), Canadian Paralympic swimmer
  • Andrew Gallagher Haley (1904-1966), American lawyer.
  • Bill Haley (1925-1981), American rock and roll musician
  • Boyd Haley (born 1940), professor at the University of Kentucky
  • Brian Haley (born 1963), American actor and stand-up comedian
  • Cameron Hayley (born 1996), Canadian racing driver
  • Carol Anne Haley (born 1972), Canadian politician
  • Charles Haley (born 1964), American football linebacker
  • Dennis Haley (born 1982), linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens
  • Ed Haley (1885-1951), American musician
  • George Haley, American author and academic
  • George W. Haley (1925-2015), American attorney, diplomat, and policy expert
  • Gina Haley (born 1975), American singer-songwriter
  • Graham Haley, African Canadian comedian
  • Grant Haley (born 1979), American football player
  • Harold Haley (1904-1970), murdered Californian judge
  • Harold Haley (rugby league), rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s
  • Harry Hayley (1860–1922), English cricketer
  • Jack Haley (1897-1979), American film actor
  • Jack Haley (basketball) (1964-2015), American basketball player
  • Jack Haley Jr. (1933-2001), American film director, producer and writer
  • Jackie Earle Haley (born 1961), American actor
  • James A. Haley (1899–1981), U.S. Representative from Florida
  • J. Evetts Haley (1901–1995), American political activist, historian and author
  • James Haley (born 1985), English rugby league footballer
  • James Haley, 19th century baseball player
  • James Haley (born 1969), American modern pentathlete
  • James L. Haley, American author of Texas history and fiction
  • Jay Haley (1923-2007), American clinician
  • Karen Hayley, British actress
  • K. H. D. Haley (1920-1997), British historian
  • Margaret Haley (1861-1939), former leader of the Chicago Teachers Federation
  • Mary Hayley (1728–1808), English businesswoman
  • Matt Haley (born 1970), comic book artist
  • Michael Haley (rugby league) (born 1987), English rugby league footballer
  • Michael Haley (soldier), Major in the South Carolina National Guard and former First Gentlemen of South Carolina
  • Micheal Haley (born 1986), ice hockey player
  • Mike Haley (rugby union) (born 1994), Irish rugby union footballer
  • Mike Hayley, British actor
  • Nikki Haley (born 1972), American Republican politician and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Paige Haley (born 1966), American bass guitarist with the band Orgy
  • Paul Haley II (born 1988), American golfer
  • Roddie Haley (1964–2022), American athlete
  • Shay Haley (born 1975), African American musician
  • Todd Haley (born 1967), Head Coach, Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League
  • Usha Haley, Indian-born American author and academic
  • William Haley (1901-1987), British newspaper editor and broadcasting administrator
  • William Hayley (1683–1715), dean of Chichester Cathedral. Great uncle of William Hayley (1745–1820)
  • William Hayley (1745–1820), English writer

Fictional People with the surname Hayley[edit]

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