Hadley is a fun and adorable name for either a boy or a girl. Picking middle names can be daunting at times, especially if your little Hadley is the second, third, or more in line after several siblings. Having exhausted family middle names and middle names you like, sometimes finding another great middle name can be a real challenge when your next little one comes along.
Hadley is old English for “field of heather”. Heather is a wildflower similar in color and appearance to lilac and lavender. Considering a field full of this wild delicate flower brings images of peace and wonder to mind. Imagine running through a purple meadow...it seems very magical.
Choosing a Middle Name Based on its Meaning
Since Hadley is a majestic field of heather, perhaps you might want to pair Hadley with the names of queens and princesses.
Hadley Elizabeth - Elizabeth is the name of the current reigning monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth was also the sovereign during the Elizabethan era who ushered in the Renaissance, so Elizabeth is not only regal but historical.
Hadley Victoria - Queen Victoria was queen during the Victorian age in England. She brought a lot of modern governing systems and an age of morality to England.
Hadley Isabella - Named for Queen Isabella of Spain. She unified Spain and had five daughters who went on to be powerful leaders.
Hadley Marie - Of course you could always name her after the beautiful Marie Antoinette, the last monarch of France.
Hadley Anne - Anne is a popular name for Queens. There was Anne Boleyn, the infamous second wife of King Henry the VIII, and Queen Anne of England who had a short reign after her sister Queen Mary and her husband both died.
Hadley Aurora - Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Aurora has not only the allure of the movie classic, but Aurora also means “dawn” evoking images of the sun rising over a meadow of flowers is very beautiful.
Hadley Belle - also another Disney inspired name, Belle is French for beauty and fits well with Hadley.
Hadley Dauphine - Dauphine is French for female leader and would be considered, a princess by English standards. (Said Doe Feen), It is an exotic and powerful name.
Hadley Grace - One of the most beautiful princesses in the world was Princess Grace of Monaco. Grace Kelly was a popular movie actress who married a prince and became a princess.
Hadley Snow - Another Disney princess was Snow White and while naming your child Snow might be a bit creative, Hadley Snow has a beautiful sound to it and imagining the field of heather covered in snow is quite alluring.
Names Based on Languages
If naming your little Hadley after a queen or a princess isn’t your thing, perhaps you might want to play with names in different languages.
1. French Names
Hadley Adele - Adele is a shortened form of the word Adelaide meaning “nobility” and is the name of the famous singer Adele.
Hadley Juliette - Juliette is a French name that means “youthful” and is also the name of the Shakespearean romantic character Juliet
Hadley Anais - (Said Ana eese) Anais is a variant of Anne and means “graceful”. Famous writer Anais Nin is known as both an evocative writer and a famous feminist. Anais is a creative name that tells an incredible story.
2. Spanish Names
Hadley Sophia - Sophia means “wisdom” in Greek and while the origins are Greek Sophia is the most popular name in Latin countries for girls.
Hadley Valentina - Valentina means “strong” and is a nice long middle name to add to Hadley giving it a bit of a lyrical rhythm.
Hadley Luciana - Luciana adds an exotic flair to the name Hadley and means “light”.
3. Chinese, Japanese and Sanscrit Names
Hadley Mei - Mei means “beautiful” in Mandarin and is a unique variation on the English name May.
Hadley Xiu - Xiu (said shoe) in Mandarin means “delicate and beautiful” again thinking of the field of heather, adding a far east touch lends a nice compliment to the name.
Hadley Rio - In Japanese Rio means “jasmine” adding another flower to Hadley’s name.
Hadley Sakura - Sakura is a “cherry blossom” in Japan and holds symbolic meaning for its beauty, fragrance, and rarity. Since Sakura only stay for a short time, some fear giving a child this name will mean their lives will be short. Others, however, believe the briefness of the Sakura’s life means the child will be precious and revered.
Hadley Shanaya - In Sanscrit, Shanaya means “rays of the sun.” With the field of heather and rays of the sun, an image of brightness and beauty is evoked.
Hadley Diya - Diya means “bright or light” in Arabic. This case the brightness is cheerful and happy. Diaya also means “gift” in Sanscrit and is a very popular name for girls in India.
Names that Sound Nice With Hadley
Maybe you want a middle name that just sounds nice with a unique name like Hadley. Perhaps, because of the uniqueness of the name Hadley, you’d like a middle name that is a little less unique and just flows nicely.
Hadley Rose - Another flower reference that conjures an image of grace and beauty.
Hadley Joy - A field of heather and a heart full of happiness is what one feels when they hear the name Hadley Joy.
Hadley Sage - Sage is another botanical reference which can mean “sage plant” or “sage” as in “wisdom and foresight”
Hadley Nicole - Nicole is still a very popular first name, but may even be a more popular middle name. It’s beautiful and yet not too unique.
Endow Them With The Name That Speaks to You
A child will always grow into their name, so when you name your child, make sure you name them something you love. As your child becomes the person their name says they are, you should always feel a sense of pride and joy when you hear your child’s name.