What does Ashleigh mean?
Ashleigh /ash-lei-gh/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Ashleigh) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Ashleigh is "ash meadow". Ashleigh is an alternate form of Ashley (Old English). Compare surname Ashlaw.
How popular is Ashleigh?
Ashleigh is a very popular first name for women (#1046 out of 4276, Top 24%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Ashleigh for girls. Ashleigh entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #175 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Ashleigh and associated names. Popular variation forms of Ashleigh are Ashley (#87 a year ago), Ashly, Lee, Ashlie, Ashli, Ashely and Ashlee. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.57%) and is now much less (usage 0.1141%, 80% less), with versions like Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashly, Ashely and Ashli falling out of fashion. Ashley (#87) is the most chic name for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)