No matter how you spell it—Haley, Hailey, Haylie or Hayley—it's pronounced HAY-ley. It’s the name of “Modern Family” female character Haley Dunphy and “The Sixth Sense” actor Haley Joel Osment, which is unusual because even though the name is unisex, it’s mostly given to girls. It’s derived from Hayley, which comes from the Old English “heg” (“hay”) and “leah” (“clearing”). Haley made her first appearance on the baby-name charts in 1974 and is still very popular.
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