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Looking for the perfect middle name for a future baby Hailey? Check out this list of 65+ middle names with meanings for Hailey (or Hayley or Haley!). The list includes cute, classic, modern and gender neutral names to fit every naming style.
Hailey is a Top 100 baby name in the United States that started gaining popularity in the 1980’s, currently sitting at #77. While it has fallen slightly from its peak at #19 in 2010, it remains popular and many of its variations are also found on the Top 1000 name list. In addition to Hailey, Hayley (#706), Haley (#560), Hallie (#317), and Haylee (#942) are popular picks.
Meaning of the Name Hailey
Hailey is an old English name meaning “hay meadow.” It started as an old English surname and began its popularity rise in earnest in the 80’s.
Hailey is a name of many forms. You’ll find Hailey, Haley, Hailey, Hallie and Haylee all in the top 1000 names list. Some people suggest there is a slight difference in pronunciation between Hailey and Haley (hay-lee vs. hal-ee), though there doesn’t seem to be a universal consensus.
One possible concern of expectant parents is that their future baby will have to clarify the spelling of their name given the multiple versions. You can try to minimize this by opting for the most common spelling, though spelling will likely still come up.
Of the variations, Hailey is the most popular in the States. Outside of the U.S., you’re likely to find Hayley as the more popular option.
Haley is a gender neutral name, though is much less common in boys. Haley Joel Osmond is the most well-known example of Haley as a boy’s name.
Cute Middle Names for Hailey / Hayley
Below are cute middle name ideas for baby Hailey / Haley. The soft flow of Hailey matches well with other soft and sweet middle names. My favorite cute middle names for Hailey are Haley Hope, for a fun alliteration, and Haley Gemma.
|Hailey Janessa||(God is gracious)|
|Hailey Mariana||(of the sea; warlike)|
|Hailey Meadow||(field of grass)|
Classic Middle Names for Hailey / Hayley
Hailey / Haley is a more contemporary popular name that started to gain momentum in the last 50 years. With that, pairing Haley with a classic middle name gives a lovely balance of modern and timeless. I love the flow of Hailey Maxine and Hailey Annette.
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|Haley Colette||(people of victory)|
|Haley Hilda||(woman of battle)|
|Haley Madeleine||(from Magdala)|
Modern Middle Names for Hailey / Haley
Hailey hits a sweet spot in popularity where it is well-known without feeling overused. To keep with its contemporary feel, consider one of these modern middle name for your future Hailey. Hailey Lyra and Haley Adeline are particularly ‘now’ middle name options.
|Hayley Camilla||(young helper)|
|Hayley Jade||(gem stone)|
|Hayley Paige||(young assistant)|
|Hayley Ramona||(wise protector)|
|Hayley Simone||(hear, listen)|
|Hayley Summer||(warm season)|
|Hayley Topanga||(where the mountain meets the sea)|
Gender Neutral Middle Names for Hailey or Hayley
Pairing a gender neutral name with Hailey / Hayley gives your future baby flexibility in the future. Here are some nonbinary names that flow well with Hailey or Hayley. I personally think Hailey Blair and Hayley Ryan have great flow.
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|Hailey Linden||(linden tree)|
|Hailey Linnet||(small songbird)|
|Hailey Madison||(son of Matthew)|
|Hailey Piper||(player of pipes)|
|Hailey Ryan||(little king)|
|Hailey Sage||(wise; herb)|
Personalized Baby Name Items
Once you’ve found the perfect name for your Hayley, check out these cute ideas for personalized baby name items.
First Names that go with Hailey / Haley
The soft, flowing sounds in Hailey/Hayley make it a great middle name option as well. These first names pair well with Hailey:
- Blake Hayley
- Elise Hailey
- Harper Hayley
- Juniper Hailey
- Mabel Hailey (check out more middle name ideas for Mabel)
- Madelyn Hayley
Names Similar to Hailey / Hayley
Looking for names with a similar feel to Hayley or Hailey? Consider the following:
Considerations Before Choosing a Middle Name
Before settling on middle name, don’t forget to consider the following:
- Search the full name: are there any famous references for the first and middle name together?
- Trends: how has the popularity of the names changed with time? (Check our baby name popularity tool for this!)
- Initials: do the initials spell anything out?
- Nicknames: does the middle name give extra nickname options for your future Hailey?
Looking for more middle names ideas? Check out our other name lists, such as Stella Middle Name Ideas.