What does Ashley mean?
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 variants: Ainslaeigh, Ashalee, Ashalei, Ashelei, Asheleigh, Asheley, Ashely▼, Ashla, Ashlan, Ashlay, Ashle, Ashlea, Ashleah, Ashlee▼, Ashlei, Ashleigh▼, Ashlen, Ashli▼, Ashlie▼, Ashly▼, Ashlye and Lee▼.
Ashley has 1 masculine form: Ashton.Kreatif forms:
(female) Ashali, Ashel, ..
(male) Ashel, Ashney, ..
How popular is Ashley?
Ashley is a very popular first name for females (#63 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#852 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Ashley for girls. Ashley entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is currently at #87. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Ashley and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Ashley (#87 in 2014) are Ashlynn (#323 in 2014), Ainsley (#334), Whitley (#1231), Ashton (#1385), Ashlee (#1632), Raleigh (#1730), Ashly (#1854), Ashleigh (#1959), Lee, Ashli, Ashely, Ashlea, Ashlei and Ashlie. These forms of Ashley were popular as birth names 23 years ago (adoption of 3.34%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.39%, ▼88%), with forms like Ashlie becoming somewhat outmoded. Ashley is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Ainsley seems to be gaining popularity too.
Recommended names are Addey, Adele▼, Adley, Ailey, Airlea, Alex▼, Aley, Alfy (see Alfreda), Alles, Alley, Allfy, Alvy, Amalee, Amalfey, Amaly, Analee, Anglea, Ansley▲, Arlen, Arlet, Arley, Arly, Asela, Asha, Ashbea (see Ashby), Ashby, Asheera, Ashia, Ashira, Ashleen, Ashlin, Ashlyn, Ashten, Aspen▲, Astrea, Athie, Aynsley, Azalea▲, Bryley (see Briley), Calley, Carley▼, Corley, Emiley, Haeley, Haley▼, Halley, Harley▲, Joley, Jooley, Juley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley, Kalley, Karley, Kayley▼, Kealey, Keeley, Keyley, Khloey, Lesley▼, Lilley, Molley, Nelley, Perley, Polley, Raley, Rawley, Riley▲, Rosaley, Ryley, Salley, Talley, Tilley and Ursley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ashley.