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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.


Variations

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.

For more information, see also related girl names Ainsley, Ashlynn, Ashton, Chesleigh, Raleigh and Whitley.

There is 1 masculine form of Ashley: Ashton.


Popularity

Ashley is a very popular first name for females (#63 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#725 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ashley for girls. Ashley reached its highest rank of #1 in the U.S. in 1992. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ashley and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ashley (#87), Ashlynn (#323), Ainsley (#334), Ashton, Whitley, Lee, Ashlie, Ashely, Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashli and Ashly. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashley, Ashlynn, Ainsley, Ashton, Whitley, Lee, Ashlie, Ashely, Ashlee, Ashleigh in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashley, Ainsley, Ashton, Ashlie, Ashlee, Ashleigh outside U.S.

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