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Henley Meaning and Origin

The name Henley is a unisex name meaning “high meadow” and is of English origin. It is a habitational name that comes from any of the various places called Henley in England. The name “Henley” is derived from the Old English words “henn” (meaning “wild birds,” particularly chickens) and “leah” (meaning “clearing or meadow”). So the name originally meant “clearing or meadow frequented by wild birds or chickens.” In recent years, it has become a trendy and popular name for boys in the United States, often given as a nod to the English surname or the town of Henley-on-Thames in England.

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