Of English origin and meaning “from the hay meadow.” But realistically, most of the “hay” in her life will be more like “hey” – as in, “Hey Mom. Hey Mom. Hey Mom. Hey Mom.”
Famous people named Hayley:
Actresses Hayley Mills, Hayley Atwell, Hayley Barr, Hayley Chase, and Hayley Holt; model Hayley Kohle; YouTuber Hayley LeBlanc; singer Hayley Williams; soccer player Hayley McCall.
In 1946, Hayley Mills was given her mother's maiden name - and her popularity as an actress led to the popularity of Hayley (and its alternate spellings) as a first name.