Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Halle

Halle is one of those names often confused with Hailey, although Halle is more commonly pronounced HAL-ee as opposed to HAY-lee. Halle has two possible etymologies. For one, it may have been derived from a Nordic masculine name Halli which is a diminutive of the Old Norse element “hallr” meaning "rock". In this case, Halle would come to mean “little rock”. On the other hand, Halle could be a modern twist on the common English surname Hall which itself is derivative of the Olde English word “heal” meaning “hall, manor”. The surname would have been given to people either living or working in a manor house. In the case of Halle Berry, a pretty American actress and the first black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar, the name came from the historic Halle Department Store in Cleveland Ohio where she was born. Halle Berry has had the most to do with catapulting the popularity of her name among English-speakers.

All About the Baby Name – Halle

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME HALLE

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME HALLE

Halle made her debut onto the American female naming charts in 1993. No coincidence, this is the year that Halle Berry had the starring role in Alex Haley’s “Queen” and began to get noticed by the American public not only for her beauty but for her apparent talent. When you look at the success of the name Halle on the female charts it maps pretty closely with the rising fame of her celebrity namesake. Halle reached her peak popularity on the charts in 2002 at position #314 – a history-changing year when Berry became the first African-American woman to win the coveted Academy Award for Best Actress for her 2001 role in “Monster's Ball”. After the initial excitement wore off, the name Halle began a downwards trend on the charts and is now used with relatively low moderation. We can see why American parents are attracted to this name. It’s simple yet sweet. Confident yet no-nonsense. Pretty but not flowery. It’s a “little rock” that stands sturdy and strong.

Quick Facts

ON HALLE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

694

PRONUNCIATION:

HAL-ee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Little rock

Characteristics

OF HALLE

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Halle

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME HALLE

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Halle

Popular Songs

ON HALLE

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Halle


Famous People

NAMED HALLE

Halle Berry (actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED HALLE

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Halle

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME HALLE

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Halle