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Ashley 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.
For more information, see also related names Ashlynn, Ashton, Chesleigh, Raleigh and Whitley.
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Popularity of Ashley
Ashley is a very popular first name for women (#63 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#725 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Ashley for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Ashley with its variant forms and related girl baby names.