Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Beautiful; Champion, hero, warrior; High meadow
If baby’s beauty is as fierce as a warrior’s spirit, you may have found the perfect name. Hanly is a prominent surname in Ireland and the UK and is also used in the US as a masculine title. Hanly’s Irish roots link it to the Gaelic Ó hÁinle, from the personal name Áinle, meaning “beautiful” or “champion,” “hero,” and “warrior.” Crossing the Irish Sea to the British coast, Hanly is a habitational surname for places throughout England called Handley, meaning “high meadow.” For the handsome hero who is a cut above the rest, Hanly simply makes sense.
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