Other Origin(s):Gaelic, Irish, Norse
Meaning:Hay's meadow; A brain; Ingenious
What sounds like a sweet combination of the names Heidi or Hayley, Heily is a feminine name that has quite a mysterious meaning, thanks to its uniqueness. As a variant of Hailey, it is thought to mean “hay’s meadow,” evoking images of a bright floral meadow softly moving in a summer breeze. Heily has some English and Irish roots, stemming from the Old Norse word heili, meaning “a brain,” making for a wonderful choice to honor baby’s intelligence and wit. Haley was a popular Irish surname anglicized from the Gaelic O hEalaighthe, which contains the Gaelic word ealadhach, meaning “ingenious.”
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