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Hadleigh - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Hadleigh
H-A-D-L-E-I-G-H, is a 8-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Hadleigh
HAD lee
Meaning of Hadleigh
Field of heather.
Origin of Hadleigh
The name 'Hadleigh' has English origins. It is derived from a place name in Suffolk, England. Hadleigh is a small market town that dates back to the medieval period. The name is believed to have originated from the Old English words 'hæð' meaning 'heathland' and 'leah' meaning 'woodland' or 'clearing'. When combined, the name 'Hadleigh' can be interpreted as 'heathland clearing'.
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Popularity of Hadleigh
The popularity of the name 'Hadleigh' has been steadily increasing in recent years. It is considered a unisex name, although it is more commonly given to boys. While it is not among the most popular names, it has gained recognition and is often chosen by parents seeking a unique and modern name for their child.
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Etymology of Hadleigh

The etymology of the name 'Hadleigh' can be traced back to Old English. The first element, 'hæð', refers to heathland, which is a type of open, uncultivated land covered in low-growing shrubs and grasses. The second element, 'leah', signifies a clearing or woodland. Together, these elements form the meaning of 'heathland clearing'.

Cultural Significance of Hadleigh

The name 'Hadleigh' does not hold significant cultural or historical significance. However, as a place name, it carries associations with the town of Hadleigh in Suffolk, England. The town has a rich history and is known for its medieval architecture and scenic countryside.