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pinWhat does Ashley mean?

Ashley /ash-ley/ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' 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 variants: Ainslaeigh, Ashalee, Ashalei, Ashelei, Asheleigh, Asheley, Ashely, Ashla, Ashlan, Ashlay, Ashle, Ashlea, Ashleah, Ashlee, Ashlei, Ashleigh, Ashlen, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashlye and Lee.

Affiliated girl names: Ainsley, Ashlynn, Ashton, Chesleigh, Raleigh and Whitley.

Ashley has 1 masculine form: Ashton.

Kreatif forms: Aaashley, Aiashley, Auashley. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashley outside U.S.

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), Ashton, Whitley, Lee, Ashly, Ashli, Ashely, Ashlee, Ashleigh and Ashlie. These forms of Ashley were popular as birth names 24 (adoption of 0.455%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.188%, 59%), with forms like Ashlie becoming somewhat outmoded. Ashley is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Ainsley seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashley, Ainsley, Ashely, Ashlee, Ashleigh in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashlynn, Ashton in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee, Whitley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashley, Ashleigh outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Addey, Adele, Adley, Ailey, Airlea, Alex, Aley, Alfy, Alles, Alley, Allfy, Alvy, Amalee, Amalfey, Amaly, Analee, Anglea, Ansley, Arlen, Arlet, Arley, Arly, Asela, Asha, Ashbea, Ashby, Asheera, Ashia, Ashira, Ashleen, Ashlin, Ashlyn, Ashten, Aspen, Astrea, Athie, Aynsley, Azalea, Bryley, 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.