Short form of Martin or of Martina and Martine. It has sometimes been used as an independent boy's name since the latter part of the 20th century, being associated particularly with the comedian Marty Feldman (1933–83), the pop singer Marty Wilde (b. 1939 as Reginald Smith), and the country-and-western singer Marty Robbins (1925–82).
English: 1. habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Surrey, Worcestershire, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hǣð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. 2. variant spelling of Hedley.