Halley Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place the location of which is disputed. Black gives two Scottish options, the first with no explanation, the second being Halley in Deerness, Orkney. Modern Scottish bearers may well get it from the Irish names (see 3 and 4 below). English: in part possibly a habitational name from Hawley in Hampshire, named from Old English heall ‘hall’, ‘large house’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Irish (Counties Waterford and Tipperary): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAilche ‘descendant of Ailche’, possibly from the byname Ailchú meaning ‘gentle hound’. In some cases Halley has been used to replace Mulhall. Irish (County Clare): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁille ‘descendant of Áille’, apparently from áille ‘beauty’, but possibly a variant of Ó hÁinle (see Hanley).

List of People with Surname Halley

As far as we found, there are a total of 1,900 people with the surname Halley. Among these people surnamed Halley, there are around 454 different names, with an average of 4 people sharing the same name. William Halley, David Halley and Michael Halley are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Halley, with 41, 36 and 30 people respectively.

Furthermore, Our research has shown that Ohio has the greatest number of people surnamed Halley, with a total of 183 people, and there are a total of 128 different names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Halley, with a total of 155 people and an average of 114 different names.