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  • Records indicate that 10,712 girls in the United States have been named Hadley since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,402 people in the U.S. were given the name Hadley. Those people are now 9 years old.

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  • "I'm named Hadley and I used to hate it but now I love it!" Jun. 23, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley and I love it. I often get called Bailey but I find most people get it." Aug. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name, saw it at the Hemingway Home in Key West and thought it was so unique. Hadley Hemingway was Ernest's first wife's name. I have now named my Cava-Tzu puppy this name. Hadley Rae Hemingway.Added Rae (my middle name)so name initials would be HRH of Tidewater. Her Royal Highness :)" Feb. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Hadley Reese in January of 2017, and we have loved it since we came up with it. We have never gotten a negative thought about it. Everyone loves it. Same thoughts I get with my sons name Braxton." Jul. 11, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley.(Hadley Grace) I used to not like it, but now i think its pretty and cool. I want to go by the past, people have called me hay-DUH-lee,and it annoys me.i like the name though." Apr. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Hadley and I love it! I have more people mispronounce and spell my first name wrong then my last name lol I'm a female and never got teased or a dumb nickname because of it either" Oct. 2, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born valentines day of 2015, her name is Hadley. I know of one other Hadley but we already settled on our babies name before we heard it. We love it, and people seem to either love it or hate it but NO ONE has ever heard us say it right the first time they alway say what or the wrong name lol we went back and forth between Hadley, Hadleigh, and Hadlee and because our boy name is ley we choose to keep the trend." Jan. 20, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 11. We named her Hadley Noelle as her birthday is right before Christmas. It's so unique and she loves it. I hope it doesn't trend up... I love m original Hadley!" Sep. 6, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Expecting a girl in January 2016 and we're calling her Hadley Megan. My fianc? and I are huge Ernest Hemingway fans so his first wife's name seemed a natural and meaningful fit. The Megan part is after his (my fianc?'s) grandmother. Being from the UK, there isn't really many people with Hadley as a first name. It's more common as a surname. But I love it! It's strong and when teamed with a girly middle name it becomes really feminine. We've had so many compliments already and she's not even here yet!" Aug. 19, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our granddaughter is due to be born in June, and her name is Hadley Jane--had only heard this name as a last name before--love it for a girl! Agree that it is feminine, yet strong..." Jan. 1, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our first daughter Hadlee in 1981 and she is beautiful and every one loves her and her name. We call her Hadlee Sue. The Sue comes from the Oakridge boys song Bobby Sue. We hear about new Hadlee's/Hadley's regularly. Because we love Hadlee we love to hear others blessed with this name." Jun. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Hadley Margaret. She was born in 2003. We have only met a handful of Hadleys. We love the name because it is a strong yet feminine name." May. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We also have a baby coming in April 2013 and her name is going to be Hadley Mae. We love the name and so does everyone else we tell. My name is Heather and Hadley means a field of Heather. Kind of seems ment to be. :)" Dec. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I just picked out Hadley Ann coming in April 2013. I met one person with the name and loved it ever since. Its unique now but will gain popularity because its a fun and powerful name. Love love love it! Lot's of compliments" Nov. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hadley is my last name & I've always liked it. I think it's great that it's gaining popularity as a first name. A nice alternative for names like Ashley, Hayley, Harley & Bailey. i" Jul. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5yo son's name is Hadley. I still love it, so does he and tbh it suits him perfectly. Slightly unusual but not too way out. :) Equally can be a feminine name if teamed with girlie middle name." Apr. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Hadley Joy. We love it & get lots of compliments." Apr. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is named Hadley and everyone loves it and a few people have told us friends or family members named daughters Hadley after hearing about our daughter's name." Apr. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley and I LOVE it! Everyone I know thinks it's cool and I love how unique it is. It's kind of sad that it's becoming more popular, but I guess that means more people are realizing how awesome the name Hadley is! It is kind of annoying when people think my name is Haley and when thay pronounce it as Haydley or Hadely, but it usually gets sorted out quickly. I love the name Hadley!" Mar. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter "Hadlee Ashton". I wanted her to have a Sassy Southern Belle name. As well as a formal name for events. Hadlee fits her so well. We LOVE it, and I get compliments all of the time about how unique her name is. I believe it is the new "Emily", Or "Hayley"!!" Feb. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley Elizabeth, I'm 40, and named after Ernest Hemmingway's first wife. It's sometimes confused for a male name so I often include my middle name. When I was a kid I wished I could find things with my name on it but obviously not an issue once I grew up. It's easy to pronounce when it's read, but people don't often listen and hear all sorts if other names when I speak. Doesn't bother me, I like the uniqueness and that it sounds strong. Hadleigh seems like a more feminine way of spelling it, but loses the unisex nature." Feb. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I plan to name my daughter Hadley Joy my mothers name was Joy and she passed away when I was 18. I hope she loves it as much as I do." Feb. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Hadley Grace and she's too young to appreciate it yet, but we absolutely love it! We do often have to repeat it because it is uncommon around here, but that is part of what we like about it." Jan. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 month old daughters name is Hadley Mary, I have always loved the name! No one else liked it while I was pregnant, but they all love it now. I love, love, LOVE her name.:)" Jan. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley Marie and I love my name. The only thing that I don't like about having this name is that you can't go into a store and find something with your name on it. But a couple years ago, I got a necklace with my name on it and my mom always says that she owes me because it took her so long to order and get for me. Anyways, I LOVE THIS NAME!" Jan. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our first daughter Hadley Veronica was born in November of 2008. It suits her perfectly! I heard it in a movie years before her birth and it stuck with me. We love it!!! Different enough, but not really out there." Dec. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We names our daughter, Hadley Madison. I love the name! We do get looks like huh, you named your daugther that? But no matter what my husband and I love the choice and we know she will too!" Dec. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Try to keep this short. We struggled with infertility for years and I decided to put HAVFATH on my tags, just a daily reminder to myself to have faith, knowing that God would let me have a baby, one day. Anyways, we received a chance to adopt a new baby girl and had less than 2 months to prepare and I could NOT find a name that I loved, wanted it to be unique but not crazy either. Saw Hadley and FELL IN LOVE, knew that it was to be my baby's name. She was born and since we thought she was a boy... I was ecstatic to find out she was a girl! Nurse asked if we had a name picked out and I blurted out "Hadley Faith" without even asking my husband!! Neat thing is, for years I looked at "have faith" on my tags, and now I have my Hadley Faith forever! LOVE the name. We do find that people tend to want to call her Hailey which is okay, if there strangers I don't bother correcting them. Everyone has seemed to be very fond of the name and often ask if it's a family name." Sep. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Hadley Grace. It and she are beautiful and unique, although I have heard it a few times in the year since I had her." Sep. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley Michele. My parents named me after Hemingway's first wife. I am 24, and up until a few years ago people had never heard of anyone else with my name before. I was always asked if I went by Michele. I am glad that so many people like the name, but a little disappointed in the popularity that has come with it. I feel like every time I tell someone my name, they say "Oh I know someone who is naming their little girl that!" I must admit, I get a tad annoyed by it." Aug. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley Elizabeth and I LOVE my name. A lot of times when i tell people my name they think is Kathleen. Aparently they sound the same. But I love the name! I think its cool when its spelled Hadleigh" Jul. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley Paige ! I think its an awsome name and its unique ! So if you dont like it... oh well cause I DO(:" Jul. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is hadley and i LOVE it! it is unique and i feel special because no one else has it that i know of. i like how it is original and hopefully it stays that way!" Jun. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Hadley Raine and we love it! At first people didn't know how to say it- pronouncing is Had-a-lee but now it is not a problem. She does still get called Hayley from time to time but she is quick to correct them and doesn't seem to mind. In kidergarten it was easy for the kids because there was a Hayley in her class as well so the kids learned to differientiate." May. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "well i've been hadley ann for 30 years now have noticed its starting to get popular. i've met 2hadley's in my life so far and i like it that way it is still nice to hear people say i love your name or we have never heard that name before or you're the first hadley we have met. so that is nice to hear, so please call your childern something else and don't ruin our name or turn it into a jenn,sara,madison,or any of those common names. i like the uniqueness and would like it that way" May. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are having our third daughter and love the name Hadlee...I am not sure how we are going to spell it, but we LOVE the name!!" May. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Hadley Faith since we decided that Ava was too common. We love it and it fits her unique personality. She was born on 9/11." May. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second granddaughter is about to be born and her name will be Hadley Claire. Her sister is Madelynne Grace. Love the name now that I have heard it and said it for a month." Apr. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My almost 4year old is Hadley Grace. We just love it! Oyr seven year old is Kylie Anne and they work so nicely together. I am seeing it more and more as she gets older. I didn't want her to have a roomful in school and I think she won't. It is just perfect on her!" Mar. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our daughter Hadley. People do ask us to repat her name as the hear Hailey. We both loved the name when we read it our baby book, and now that she's here its a perfect fit!" Feb. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We had our second daughter on 9/11. She was going to be named Ava but we decided it was too common. We got her name Hadley from a movie. Since what happened on 9/11, we named her Hadley Faith. We love the name!!" Feb. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am pregnant with our fourth child, third girl in a row. The other girls are named Lillian Fae and Emma Louise. We are seriously considering naming this baby Hadley Christine. We LOVE it, but we are running into a bit of a glitch. My maiden name is Hadley and we are worried that our family or friends who knew me prior to our marriage will think it's too much of a stretch since they are already familiar with it as a surname. We would love to name her Hadley, but I feel slightly self-conscious about it, like the family won't ever be ab;e to separate it from LONG historical family surname to our daughter's name. Any input would be cherished!!!" Feb. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is named Hadlee Zara, I love the name and I get both positive and negative attitudes from it. I like it as it is not common, my son is called Stirling. Each to their own and I think and if people don't like it they should keep it to themselves." Jan. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Hadley Caroline. We love it because it's original. It is a family name for us, so it has significance. Some negatives if your're considering it: kids often call my daughter Had-a-lee and that bothers her and older people tend to call her Hailey. My daughter also just told me she has an issue w/ it because it's not on "anything" because it's "rare". I know as she ages, she will appreciate it. As for now, we'll just have to order stuff personalized and apologize when she can't buy a pencil w/ her name preprinted on it or a license plate off one of those turning displays at a store." Jan. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Grandmother's name was Elizabeth Hadley Rieger so we choose for our daughter, Hadley Elizabeth. She is 15 and loves her name. We did not know anyone with that name until after her birth and then started to hear of it as as a first name, much to our surprise." Dec. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My beautiful baby girl's name is Hadley Elizabeth. I fell in love with the name years ago. My name is Heather and because the meaning of Hadley is a field of Heather, I found it to be perfect. I absolutely love the name Hadley but hope it doesn't become too popular, because I love how original it is!" Dec. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just had our second child, a girl and named her Hadley Marie. We call her Haddie And think it goes well with our son's name Emerson." Dec. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm due any day now with our 2nd daughter, whose name will be Hadley Kate. I fell in love with the name and just knew it was "the one." Our 1st daughter is Amelia, and I think the 2 names work together beautifully...both so traditional and feminine." Dec. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my youngest daughter Hadley, I fell in love with the name when I first heard it. I am always complimented on how beautiful of a name it is." Dec. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is uncommon but more people are beginning to use it. My name is Hadley and people have a hard time remembering it. My friends love me and I am ver artistic as in dancing" Nov. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is, Hadley Brooke. I loved the name. Heard it on a movie. I have never neet another yet." Nov. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Hadley Emma! My husband and I loved the name years before she was born. He wanted to name our cat Hadley because he couldn't wait to use it. I said no way! We were patient and now have our beautiful 9 year old girl Hadley. Everyone loves her name! We have met a couple other Hadley's since her birth! I think her name will be passed down in our family for years to come!" Nov. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! It's my daughter's name (Hadley Grace) and she, at the age of 5 loves it too. Have yet to meet another Hadley but know people who know a "Hadley." My husband it British and we wanted a British name. It's a surname and I love that it is a strong name and not too common." Nov. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi Oct.. 2010.. Im having my baby girl in a couple weeks and she will be named Hadley Sharyn : Sharyn after my mother whom passed away 3 years ago. For some reason the moment I saw the name Hadley i got chills as if I "knew" this was what her name is supposed to be. I love the fact that its original and unique. And its girly.. so glad Im not going with Isabella or Sophia those are the Jennifer, and Stephanies of the 70's..." Sep. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Hadley. My husband and I each picked the name out of our baby name book separately. So if we had a baby girl- it was going to be her name. A few months later, we had our own Hadley Rose. We do have to repeat her name often to people who ask, but everyone loves her name!" Aug. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby girl Hadley Ann. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name. I am a little embarrassed as to how we came up with it. In the movie Blazing Saddles, there is a character named Hedley Lamarr. I just changed Hedley to Hadley and love it. There were not many girls with that name, but I keep finding more and more now" Jun. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "In 2008 we named our daughter Hadley Renee. It was the first name I thought of when I found out I was having a girl. I actually have no idea where I got it-I had never heard it as a first name before, but I just loved it and now it's amazing how it totally fits our daughter." May. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Hadley Blythe. I love that both names are english surnames and how feminine and cheerful they sound. We originally wanted blythe as the first name, but decided it would make a better middle name with its one syllable. Hadley is a classy choice for a girl of any age." Apr. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just found out that i am pregnant, i already have 2 boys, so we are hoping for a girl! i have had the name Hadley picked out since before i had my second son, i have been saving it for when i have a girl bc it is so unique and classic sounding!" Mar. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I fell in love with the name Hadley even before I became pregnant with my daughter for one cause it means field of Heather and Heather is my name and two I just loved how different it was. So when I finally became pregnant thru Invitro and found out I was having a girl I knew it was meant to be." Jan. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I immediately fell in love with the name Hadley when I first came across it in a baby name book! I named my daughter Hadley Love D., and i think its the perfect name for her!" Jan. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "umm my name is hadley it is a nice name there is soo many nick names u can do with hadley like haley had had hadster tons its amazzing" Jan. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I met a girl a few months back and her name was Hadley. That was the first time i had ever heard it and i loved it immediately. I came home to tell my husband if we were to have a third girl that was going to be her name. My oldest is McKenzi, youngest is Averi and i would spell Hadley - Hadli. My name is Bobbi and i want to keep them all ending with an "i"." Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are trying for our second baby. My son's name is Grayson, and I think Hadley is the perfect name if we have a girl this time!" Dec. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi all My name is Brian hadley Big shout to all the other Hadders out there" Dec. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was just born this past Oct and we named her Hadley Alannah. I think Hadley is the cutest name ever and it fits her perfectly. We've gotten lots of mixed reviews and people usully ask us to repeat it with a weird look on their face. To bad their opinions really dont matter." Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kirsty Hadley and i love the name Hadley and to keep it when i got married i double barraled it x I feel Hadley is a strong and meaningful name and represents a long line of amazing people in our family x My daughter is Alyssa and am hopefull of more children if i have another girl i would deffinatley call her Hadley to keep the name going but if i have a bot=y it will be Cooper which is the maiden name of my grandma xx" Dec. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley - I'm so happy to see so many others out there! I usually have to repeat my name, and a few times in class during roll call, the professor looks at me and says, "but you're a girl!" But I love my name, and all its nicknames - Had, Hads, Hadmo, Hadladley, Hadders." Dec. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Hadley! Born in 1998. I can't think of a better name for her than Hadley Abigail. We call her Hads or Lulu a lot as a nickname. Love it for its feminine unique sound. It is a name to grow into." Nov. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm due in Dec and heard this name from on one of my other daughters Barbie games and thought it was very unique. We have a common last name so I like the uncommon 1st name." Oct. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hadley is the name I have picked for my first born girl. I love it. It is feminine, sweet and fairly unusual but not too unusual. Plus it is easy to spell and say. I love it!" Sep. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just got an Australian Shepherd puppy and named her Hadley ... it's adorable and everyone loves it!" Aug. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hadley is my maiden name and its also the name we have chose if we ever have a baby girl" Jun. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hadley is one of our top picks for baby girl #2 (due in November). We love it!" Jun. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We had a baby girl in November 2008 and named her Hadley Veronica. I heard it in the movie a few years ago ("The Upside of Anger" with Kevin Costner and Joan Allen) and have had it on my "list" ever since. Most everyone when they ask her name, say how unique and pretty it is! For those who like Hayley and don't want the trendy nature of it, it's great. I hope she likes it as much as we do!" May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! We named our daughter Hadlee Elyse. She is now 6 months old and we love it more and more. We get a lot of mixed responses... Most people say they love it and some just say, "that's different" which is fine because that's what we were going for. I see it being very feminine, not masculine at all. I love it!" Apr. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "thats my name!! but its spelled a bit different. i spell mine Hadlie, not Hadley. mine name is Hadlie Ariel. im 17 and i love my name!!" Mar. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm due june 3, 2009 and i am naming my baby girl hadley lorraine. i wanted a name that had some sort of meaning that struck me. as i was browsing through a baby name book, the name hadley immediately caught my eye. i was thrilled when i read the meaning because my name is heather and the meaning of hadley is "a field of heather". i also just like that hadley and heather both start with an "h". lorraine was my grandmother's name by the way." Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little girls name In Hadley Reannen, she was born 4/07, and I have had lots of compliments on her name. i chose the name because I though I was being unique,I have since met one other person with that name and heard of other (But they could have been the same person). I hope the name Hadley does not get to popular, I like that she is the only Hadlay in town. Her sisters name in Serena which in another name that was unique when I chose it, but is getting more popular." Jan. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "WE named our daughter Hadley Marie and it sooo suits her!! I love the name and I have yet to meet another Hadley!!! I am sure there will be others soon....." Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley! I love my name! ıı People on other sites have been saying don't name a baby Hadley because they will get made fun of, but that is definetely not true! I have never been made fun of, only been complimented on my name ıı :) I like it because it is unique and I only know one other Hadley." Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My niece's name is Hadley. I have never met anyone with this name, but it is so unique, it fits that little girls personality like no other. People often mistake her name for Hayley, so I have to repeat it when I'm with her, but I think it is very original." Dec. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Having struggled with my name my whole life, I can understand the motive of not wanting to have a "different" or "weird" name...My parents named my sister Rebecca Lynne with no significance, then decided to stick me with Caroline Marjorie, the names of my great-grandmothers [2 of each, go figure!] - It took til I was 19 to appreciate having a different name [Caroline - not terribly common] and was made fun of more for my middle name than anything. With respect to the struggles of me and my brethren, I LOVE the name Hadley.

    I have grown up spending my summers in the Adirondacks, at our family property on the Sacandaga lake. Needless to say, it is so remote there isn't even cell phone service - but it is incredibly beautiful and my favorite place in the world. Growing up with a 'dated' name, I actually learned to respect the family history...not only is it pretty, but it is also the name of the place where my husband and I met and fell in at the risk of sounding passe' - great name :0" Dec. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of our twin daughters is named Hadley Elise. I love the name!" Oct. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! I am a Hillary and Hadley is going to be my first borns name if it is a girl. I get Lori all the time when I am asked for my name so I call it my Starbucks name!" Oct. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is hadley, im 19, female and i love my name i have met at least 4 people with hadley in their name but spelt differently (hadleigh) which is often how my name is mispelt. i have never been teased about my name and only ever had complements, often i repeat myself because people hear it as hayley. i prefer it and apreciate much more to the ordinary anna or sarah i believe it has more thought and appreciation than just a popular name" Oct. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and plan on naming my first baby girl Hadley Grace. Sounds like I'm not the only one. I hope it doesn't become really common. It is such a sweet sounding name." Sep. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are expecting our first child in a couple months, and if it is a girl, her name will be Hadley Veronica! I heard Hadley in a movie and loved's different so there won't be 15 in her school, but very pretty!" Aug. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named by baby girl Hadley. There were mixed reviews from the relatives, but I think it is a unique and cute name. I have met 3 other people who know Hadley's. My son's name is Rowley. I also love his name. It fits his personality." Aug. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "named our daughter Hadley after Hadley Richardson. she was my grandfathers sister. Her first gift was Ernest and Hadley's tea set" Aug. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My girls are Kylie Anne and Hadley Grace. I just love her name and it fits her!" Jul. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I have a girl, I'm going to name her Hadley Grace. Funny how someone else here knows someone with the same first and middle name!" Jul. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love it,, im having my second daughter in 3 months and we will be naming her Hadley.. my first daughter is named Avery. Hadley is a beautiful name without being to girly. and different but not to strange..." May. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Hadley ('had-lee). I'm Heather & it was only fitting to name our 1st daughter after me. She loves it except when she looks at all the trinkets with names on it - there's never a Hadley. We have gotten a lot of wonderful compliments on her name. We've never met another Hadley - it's nice to know that others do exist!" May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley and when introducing myself I almost always get the response, "excuse me?" or "what is your name again?" it can get annoying sometimes, but other times it's rather funny. When leaving my name for reservations at restaurants I usually just go by Judy to make things easier. Occasionally, however, I will use my actual name and I've gotten some interesting alternatives. Once, at Chins, I told them my name and on the receipt they wrote down Addly. Another time, at the same restaurant, they put down Kathy. On a trophy I got from a soccer tournament I once got Hudley. I actually pronounce my name just Had-Lee (I simply can't understand why people find it so hard to say, but then again I've been living with it all my life and some people have never even heard it) I've never met anyone with my name although I've heard of several people who share my name. My parents got the idea for my name from Ernest Hemingway's first wife. I used to really hate my name, but now I think I appreciate it more. It doesn't come with the best nicknames (examples: Haddles-which I hate and Hads-not so bad) but it's unusual and it fits." Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hadley. It's such a happy, pleasant, simple name. My younger sister sometimes dislikes it because it is such a rarity ~ but being rare is so special! Hadley is such a great, special name, I think. :D" Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name means "field of heather". So if you want to name your daughter after a beloved Heather in your life, but want something a bit more unusual, this is a lovely alternative." Dec. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our baby girl this in January when she arrives. Some people really like the name, others like my Grandmother thought I made it up. I recently heard a character in a movie named Hadley. I think it is feminine without being too trendy." Nov. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Hadley! My daughter is named Hadley and she's 2. She has a twin sister named Ava, which I recommend the name Ava and Hadley." Nov. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Hadley, any other male out there with this name ?" Jun. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i would love to name my baby hadley if it's a girl! :)" May. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Hadley I love this name it is so pretty mine is Hannah but whatever i love it so much HADLEY it just sounds Angel like" Mar. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hadley is a cool name my cuzins name is hadly guess my aunt wanted a "diferent" name lol but its pretty cool name" Feb. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a writer and use baby-name-books to help when characters can't name themselves. I've written a beautiful series with a character named Hadley and everyone agrees her name is perfect." Feb. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name ~ I'm almost hoping for a girl now so I can use the name Hadley, LOL. :-)" Jan. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Hadleigh, we spelled it different to be different and so far, we are! We love the name, and everyone who seems to hear it does as well!" Jan. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I was born with the name Hadley. Even i was born in Germany. Lovely to have a name not everybody has over here. Everybody always asking is that English but always pronouncing it wrong like headley. Like to correct them. So itıs an Girlıs name? In my case itıs me surname. but I kno me cousin is called hadley. So Hadley Hadley. Well Iım not his parents. Nice to found that page. Thx and please parden the mistakes like I said Iım from Germany. Greetz Seb.Hadley" Nov. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Hadley Anabel. I thought it was a beautiful name then and I always will." Nov. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My, name is Hadley and I don't know very many other people with the name. I hope it doesn't become a common name because it makes me feel unique. I used to not like the name but now I think i desribes me perfectly, outgoing, funny, cute, and big hearted." Sep. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my 1 year old girl hadley. my name is heather and i thought the meaning was perfect. i think this name will become popular in the future. i love it." Jul. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley and I love this name! It's unique and even though some people have never heard it before or mispronounce it, it still is a wonderful name." Jul. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm trying to name my niece Hadley, so far so good!" Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "planning to name my little girl hadley in a few more weeks!" Mar. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister named her son our paternal grandmother's maiden name, Maxwell. I hope to someday name a daughter our maternal grandmother's maiden name, Hadley." Dec. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Hadley 28 years ago. I still adore this name and she does too. Mostly everyone tells her what a beautiful name it is. When she was little, people would ask her name and after she replied, they'd say Cathy? Natalee? At three she would spell her name for them and say she was named after Hemingway's first wife's first name. Pretty funny at the time." Oct. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Hadley-(pronounced Had-lee). Many people have not heard of it before, but they find it very easy to spell and pronounce once it's explained once. I have heard of only two other girls in our city with the name. I haven't heard of any boys with the name." Jul. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      9 Negative Comments

  • "my name is hadley and im a guy so i dont really like it because it seems to be a girls name." Jul. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hated having it as a surname, thank God I wasn't lumbered with it as a first name. There is nothing even remotely feminine about it. And being called Haddles as a nickname made it even worse." Dec. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ugh. My sister in law named her daughter Hadley and it makes me cringe almost as much as Riley on girls. Why do people do this to their children?" Dec. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter finally picked a name for her newborn daughter after 3 days at home from the hospital...and I was a little stunned that it was Hadley...Please tell me she isn't going to be called Haddy..or thought of as..I HAD...we Had her..she has been HAD...I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around this name for such a cute, sweet, new little peanut" Oct. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friends just named their baby girl Hadley. I think it is a hideous name! Poor kid. Sounds like Bradley." Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "There's a girl i know thats named hadly...and I dont like her. Shes mean and stuck up. If I ever named my daughter that, I would never forget the Hadley I know..." Sep. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hadley does not seem to be a very feminine name. Seems like someone named Hadley would go through life having the name misspelled and mispronounced." May. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Badley bradley madley had a thought Radley. Sadly this name is un-dadly and a tadly mis thoughtly- altogether badly." Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ols English, meaning meadow of heather, very unique to current time" Sep. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      48 Neutral Comments

  • "4 month old Hadley Rae, I?ve had that name since meeting a friends sisters best friends daughter around 9 years ago" Nov. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "We live in the UK and our daughter is Hadley Ellen, she was born in 2012 and we wanted a unique but not stupid name, we settled on Hadley and we love it and the only one we know in the area we live in." Nov. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name for a little girl. My beautiful 15 month old princess is named Hadleigh. We have gotten many compliments on her name and the spelling." Jul. 1, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter and son in law just named their baby girl Hadley Parey ( Parey being the combination of the 2 mother in laws names Pat and Mary). Love the name!" Jul. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son picked the name Hadley, one week before the baby was due. They did not know if it was a boy or girl at the time, but he had seen it in a baby book and on a street sign that day. His wife wasn't crazy about it at first, but everyone we tell it to, seems to love it. So in June 2012 Hadley Margaret was born into this world. Margaret is my daughter-in-laws grandmother's name, Hadley is sweet and beautiful!" Jul. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My maiden name is Hadley and my grand daughter has Hadley as her first name. My son wanted his daughter to carry on his Grand father's name and my Dad would have been thrilled if he was still with us. I then was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and I love knowing that my grand daughter who is due 5/14/12 will have my maiden name as her first name. Her full name is Hadley Mae Stoner." Apr. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My beautiful little girl's name is Hadleigh Elise. I love her name and so does everyone who knows her :)" Jan. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I guess I don't have to spend the weekend figuirng this one out!" Dec. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have a Hadleigh Elise, born in April. I wanted something uncommon but not weird. We also tossed around Harper (which is getting extremely common), Elliott, and Piper but I think Hadleigh is perfect. Our older daughter is Neily Jane and I like that they are both unique, fun girls names." Dec. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We had Hadleigh Grace in July 2008. I love her name so much. She is a beautiful Hadleigh and can't imagine having her name as anything else." Nov. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3 month old daughter's name is Hadley Reese. I just love her name and love that it isn't very common." Oct. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is heather Nichole(meaning "a flower")so when I got pregnant and found out I was having a girl I decided I wanted to name her after me. I was searching and searching for the perfect name and picked out 3 or 4 names that started with an H that I liked(one of them being hadleigh). So then I looked at their meanings and when I saw that hadleigh meant "a field of heather" I knew that was the perfect name. So her name is hadleigh Nichole I am so proud of her name and it means a lot to me." Sep. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is five and named Hadley Ann, I knew years ago I wanted a child named Hadley! I too got it from Hemmingway...I loved the way he wrote about her, and het character! My Hadley also has red hair and freckles, cute one and only! We have only met one other but we do get a lot of compliments!" Sep. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Hadley Mae. We love her name but it is little frustrating that no one seems to understand what we are saying when we tell them the name." Sep. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley Elizabeth and I am eight years old. I love my name because its a very cute name and lots of people tell me they like it. Elizabeth is my mom and Grandma's middle name. I also love my name because hardly anyone else has it." Aug. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Hadleigh Noelle. I found the name early in my pregnancy but no name appealed to me then. Several months later I re-opened the book & fell in love with the name. She was born the day after Christmas so Noelle was perfect. Everyone loves her name. Well, except for my father. I think he has come to accept it." May. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my daughter Hadley Faith after Ernest Hemingway's wife." Apr. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had two sons and wanted a girl soooo bad! When I was pregnant with my second son I was sure it was going to be a girl and watched a movie where I heard the name Hadleigh. I knew that would be my daughters name. However I had a boy and not gonna lie was pretty diapointed. I waited over 4 years to even considering for a girl. Then we randomly got pregnant. I instantly knew it was a girl....told everyone. We never found out but I would talk to her and call her Hadleigh. We named her Hadleigh Tayla.I think its gorgeous!!! We've run ito the issue of people either loving it or hating it; but we dont mind because WE love it!!" Mar. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My one and only child,s name is Hadley. Hadley Blaire.I was going to name her Heather, but my sisters daughter is called Heather. So I chose a field of Heather, in the name Hadley.I wanted her initials to be H.B. my favorite place in California." Mar. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Hadlie Kate. I think is a little more feminine way to spell it. Either way is cute. Sometimes I'm a little self conscious about telling people her name, though, because people seem to love it or REALLY hate it." Mar. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My three month old daughter is named Hadlee Elyse and I loved that it's a name you don't hear very often. I'm a little disappointed to learn that it isnt as as uncommon as I thought. But alot of people still have to have me repeat myself when asked her name to make sure they got it right. Practically everyone thinks it's pretty except my dad but I think it's growing on him now that she's here." Jan. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are also going to name our daughter Hadley Elizabeth. My name is Heather and when I read the meaning "field of Heather" I thought it was meant to be. Elizabeth is middle name I shared with my twin sister, and Ironically I also have a son Greyson and thought the two names sounded great together!" Jan. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley Gail. I am named after two family members. Everyone thinks my name is very unique and beautiful. People are naming their children and grandchildren after me! I love my name." Dec. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 year old's name is Anna Hadley...we call her Hadley. I the love with the name in British Lit class in college. Hadley Richardson was Hemingway's first wife." Dec. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name will be Hadlee. I think spelling it without the y makes it more masculine but i never really thought the name sounded feminine at all. I found it on the way home from a trp when we drove through the small town of Hadley NY and loved the sound of it! i pronounce it had lee not hay d lee." Sep. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Hadley, but my husband says people would confuse the name with Harley... have you guys had any problems with this?" May. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Hadley. This was actually one of Earnest Hymingway's wifes name "Elizabeth Hadley". I was named after a Hymingway novel. We love this name and it fits my daughter very well." May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my full name is hadley nutting lane and i always get called natilee and even if people say my name right they say it is pretty and they have heard that name before" Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley. I was born in 1979, and I was named aftr a town in England. My parents lived in England for a year in 1977 or 1978(I can't remember which year it was. It was one of the two), and they passed through a town called "Hadleigh", and my mother decided that if she ever had a little girl, she would give it that name. My parents did have a daughter(me!), and my mother changed the spelling from "Hadleigh" to "Hadley". When I was younger, I used to not like my name, because it is so unusual. I was tthe only "Hadley" in all of my classes, until high school Algebra II, when there was another girl in the class named, "Hadley". That is the only time that I ever had to be referred to as "Hadley" and then th first initail of my last name. I have heard of a few other "Hadleys" in my life, but not that many, maybe three or four, including myself. I like my name now, because ?I get lots of compliments on it. People say, "Oh, is that your name, I love it"! People often ask me if it is a family name, to which I explain to them how I got my name. I hope that the name "Hadley" desn't become popular like that name "Emily". There are oodles and oodles of girls named, Emily, and I would not want lots and lots of girls named "Hadley", because is IS such a unique name, and you don't hear it very often, at least, I don't. :)" Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "In 2006 I named my daughter Hadley. It was a name I had never heard before but now I hear it EVERYWHERE! I wish I had been more original so that when she is in a group there aren't three Hadley's. We are in the process of thinking of a good nickname that will be close to her name so that she can be different from her class and church mates." Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister-in-law's name is Hadley after Ernest Hemingway's first wife. My mother-in-law was a huge Hemingway fan. My husband's name is Hemingway. We call him Hem." Nov. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My niece is named Hadleigh (variant of Hadley). We thought it was such a unique name, but when she started playing soccer there's a girl named Hadley on her team! Who knew? Her nickname is Had, because when people send text messages "Hadleigh" doesn't register on the text program, LOL." Aug. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley Nicole. My father named me after Ernest Hemingway's first wife which is his favorite author. My whole life I've been called Hailey, Natalie, and Harley. It never bothered me, I would think it was funny. It took me 35 years to meet someone else with my name. It was odd because it was the first time someone was calling my name, and it was directed to a one year old baby girl." Jul. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter is the only Hadlie I know. .She spells it with an ie and I think it is strong yet sweet. ." Jan. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hadley is my maiden name. My husband and I are expecting our first child and I would love to use it some how, even though it sometimes sounds funny to me as a first name since I grew up with it as my last name." Oct. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, it's unique and pretty but not too girlie. It takes people forever to get my name right though. It was even hard for me to pronounce for whatever reason when I was really little, I called myself " Hagaly" haha. but people are always commenting on how beautiful my name is. I've never met another hadley except one boy hadley at a party and some rich girls named Hadley in movies. My name is Hadley Sage and I love it :)" Sep. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley, never knew it to be a girls name, till I started reading American sites. It does seem strange hearing about females with Hadley as their name, it just seems like a males name to me. However I guess it is better than naming your girl Coral or Storm." Jun. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "One woman who was WAY ahead of her time with this name was Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway's first wife (they were married from 1921 until their 1927 divorce) and the mother of Jack Hemingway and grandmother of actresses Mariel and Margaux. Hadley is also the surname of Eighties band Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sherlock Holmes's assistant was named Dr. John Hadley Watson." Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "To me, this name is OK. My aunt tried convicing my mom to name me Hadley, but they named me Hallie. I don't know, it sounds weird to me." Dec. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I picked this name for a girl if that's what we end up having. We both love Key West and since Ernest Hemingway has a home there and his first wife's name was Hadley it is very be-fitting. We have a tradition in the family of girls names beginning with the letter "H" and this was different and we love it. It's a name that has to grow on people but I haven't heard anyone say that they don't like it. I highly recommend this name! Especially if there is also a brother in the mix with the name of Hayden." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate


  • "My name is Hadley and I am twelve and yet to meet another love my name anyways you could spell it Hadlee, Hadleigh, Hadli, but i like my spelling best actully:) any other Hadley's leave a comment!" Aug. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My co-worker is about to have a new baby girl named Hadley Grace. I just thought to myself what a pretty, unique name!" Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our female vizsla which is a hunting dog, Hadley, pronounced HADlee, after Hadley Hemingway, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway who was, as everyone knows, an avid hunter." Jun. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hadley and it's.... prett good I guess. I like that it is unique, and adding on to the first comment... whenever I say my name, people always say: Haley? Cathy? Natalee? I've even gotten Headpee? At restuaraunts it took 5 minutes for the waittress to actually know my name! So sometimes when they as for my name, I simply respond, "Hillary"." Apr. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my surname ("Had-lee"). I've had people mispronounce it frequently. I've been called "Ha-duh-lee" and "Hayd-lee" more often than I can count. (And some people just never get it right, no matter how often they try.) The one that always surprises me is "Hard-lee." What's with the R?" Jan. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It was my father's name. Born in 1910. Always thought it was a male name. s." Aug. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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