Quick Facts on Halle
- American, English, Nordic
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Halle
Halle is one of those names often confused with Hailey, although Halle is more commonly pronounced HAL-ee as opposed to HAY-lee. Halle has two possible etymologies. For one, it may have been derived from a Nordic masculine name Halli which is a diminutive of the Old Norse element “hallr” meaning "rock". In this case, Halle would come to mean “little rock”. On the other hand, Halle could be a modern twist on the common English surname Hall which itself is derivative of the Olde English word “heal” meaning “hall, manor”. The surname would have been given to people either living or working in a manor house. In the case of Halle Berry, a pretty American actress and the first black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar, the name came from the historic Halle Department Store in Cleveland Ohio where she was born. Halle Berry has had the most to do with catapulting the popularity of her name among English-speakers.
Popularity of the Name Halle
Halle made her debut onto the American female naming charts in 1993. No coincidence, this is the year that Halle Berry had the starring role in Alex Haley’s “Queen” and began to get noticed by the American public not only for her beauty but for her apparent talent. When you look at the success of the name Halle on the female charts it maps pretty closely with the rising fame of her celebrity namesake. Halle reached her peak popularity on the charts in 2002 at position #314 – a history-changing year when Berry became the first African-American woman to win the coveted Academy Award for Best Actress for her 2001 role in “Monster's Ball”. After the initial excitement wore off, the name Halle began a downwards trend on the charts and is now used with relatively low moderation. We can see why American parents are attracted to this name. It’s simple yet sweet. Confident yet no-nonsense. Pretty but not flowery. It’s a “little rock” that stands sturdy and strong.
Popularity of the Girl Name Halle
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Halle
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Halle
Halle We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Halle.
Popular Songs on Halle
Halle - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Halle.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Halle
Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family (Peggy Johncox) - Halle has her job cut out for her; she has to teach the new cat, Tiger, all about bucket filling. But Tiger keeps making mistakes; sleeping in Halle's bed, jumping up on the counter, and swiping something that doesn't belong to him. With the help and understanding of the whole family, will Halle be able to teach Tiger about bucket filling? Filled with delightful illustrations along with bucket filling and bucket dipping facts, Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family will make an excellent addition to any library. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Halle Berry: Academy Award-Winning Actress (Kerrily Sapet) - A biography on the biracial actress who transcends race in America. A look at her achievements and accomplishments against adversity. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Halle Ween: The Halloween Fairy (Lee Ann Waines) - Nearly sixty years ago, a young boy meets a fairy who desperately needs his help. Her parents have been imprisoned by a terrible witch, and in order to help, the boy has to give up something special. By doing so, the boy creates new tradition and gains a treasure that he could never have imagined. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Halle
Famous People Named Halle - Halle Berry (actress)
Children of Famous People Named Halle
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Halle - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Halle.
Halle - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Halle - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Halle.
Personality of the Girl Name Halle
The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.
Variations of the Baby Name - Halle