Haley (surname)

Haley (surname)

Haley is an English surname, a popular female given name and an occasional boy's name.

As one of many variations on the name Hayley, [SSA's Office of the Chief Actuary, 1998. [http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/top98.html] ] "Haley" is derived from the Old English word "hēġlēah", meaning "hay field". It was predominately gender neutral until it gained popularity as a girl's name following the 1960s child actress Hayley Mills, who was named after her mother's middle name. [ [http://www.parenting.com/parenting/pregnancy/tools/babynamer/printable/0,20536,HAYLEY__B,00.html Baby Namer : Hayley] , "The Parenting Group", 2007.]

* Alex Haley, African American writer
* Bill Haley, American rock and roll musician
* Boyd Haley, professor at the University of Kentucky
* Brian Haley, American actor and stand-up comedian
* Charles Haley, American football linebacker
* Dennis Haley, linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens
* George Haley, American author and academic
* Gina Haley, American singer-songwriter
* Graham Haley, African Canadian comedian
* Harold Haley, murdered Californian judge
* Jack Haley, American basketball player
* Jack Haley, American film actor
* Jackie Earle Haley, American actor
* James Haley, Roman Catholic priest
* James L. Haley, American author and historian
* Jay Haley, clinician
* Margaret Haley, former leader of the Chicago Teachers Federation
* Matt Haley, comic book artist
* Nikki Haley, Indian American Republican politician
* Paige Haley - bassist of the band Orgy
* Shay Haley, African American musician
* Usha Haley, Indian-born American author and academic
* William Haley, British newspaper editor and broadcasting administrator

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