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SOURCE: Given Name
PRONOUNCED: IPA: /ˈhi li/ or Spell: [hee-lee]
OTHER FORMS: O'Healy
Meaning & History
Southern Irish: reduced form of O’Healy
, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉilidhe ‘descendant of the claimant’, from éilidhe ‘claimant’, or of Gaelic Ó hÉalaighthe ‘descendant of Éaladhach’, a personal name probably from ealadhach ‘ingenious’.