Girl Baby Name

Hayleigh

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Quick Facts on Hayleigh

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 994
Pronunciation:
HAY-lee
Simple meaning:
Hay clearing

Characteristics of Hayleigh

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Hayleigh

Hayleigh is yet another Americanized mutated spelling of Hayley/Hailey. Hailey is the most common spelling given to just over 50% of the baby Haileys being born followed by (in order of popularity) Haley, Haylee, Hayley, Halle, Hailee, Hallie, Haleigh, Haylie and Hayleigh. Have we exhausted you yet? Hayleigh is super elaborate when it comes to spelling choices but definitely not a top favorite (about 2% get it). Hayley comes from the Old English words “hēg” (meaning “hay”) and “lēah” (meaning “clearing, glade”). Another etymological source suggests that Hayley may also be derived from the Old Norse word “haela” meaning “hero”. This is a plausible source of the name since many Scandinavians settled in England pre Middle Ages. The given form of the name came into use in the 1970s and really caught on in popularity the United States by the mid-80’s. Adding interest to the name was Halley’s Comet which came blasting through the earth’s atmosphere in 1986, a rare event visible to the naked eye that happens only once every 75 years!

Popularity of the Name Hayleigh

Poor Hailey. Or should we say Hayleigh. What was once highly original in the 1980s and 90s has now become almost clichéd (thanks to the insufferable amount of spelling mutations). She’s like the village bicycle. It seems everyone has taken her for a ride at this point. It’s not that we don’t like the name; it’s just so overplayed. It’s modern and cute, but up there with the Madions and Addisons of the 21st century - perhaps just a wee bit too trendy now. It’s become a name choice for parents who like to follow the crowd. The Hayleigh spelling is one of the more fancy-pants of the many in circulation, but it’s also the least popular.
Popularity of the Girl Name Hayleigh
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Hayleigh

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  • Famous People Named Hayleigh

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Personality of the Girl Name Hayleigh

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

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