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Meaning and name origin
Ashley \a-sh-ley\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Ashley), is pronounced ASH-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ashley is "ash meadow". English surname and place name first used as a given name in the 16th century. Also the name of an English saint. Literary: there is a character Ashley Wilkes in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind". Also given exposure through TV via Ashley Olsen in "Full House". Actress Ashley Judd.
Ashley has 22 variant forms: Ainslaeigh, Ashalee, Ashalei, Ashelei, Asheleigh, Asheley, Ashely, Ashla, Ashlan, Ashlay, Ashle, Ashlea, Ashleah, Ashlee, Ashlei, Ashleigh, Ashlen, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashlye and Lee.
There is 1 masculine form of Ashley: Ashton.
Ashley is a very popular first name for females (#63 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#725 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ashley for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ashley and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ashely, Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashley, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashlynn, Ashton, Lee and Whitley. (2015 statistics).
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