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Ashly (girl)

What does Ashly mean?

Ashly Pronunciation of Ashly [ash-ly] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Ashly) is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Ashly is "ash meadow". Ashly is an alternate spelling of Ashley (Old English).

Associated with: old english, ash (tree), meadow.


Ashly has 11 variants: Ashely, Ashla, Ashlay, Ashlea, Ashleah, Ashlee, Ashlei, Ashleigh, Ashli, Ashlie and Ashlye.

7 more relations via Ashley: Ashalee, Ashalei, Ashelei, Asheley, Ashlan, Ashle and Ashlen.

Creative forms:
(female) Ashali, Asily, ..

(male) Ashal, Ashald, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ashly Carli (A.C.), ..

How popular is Ashly?

Ashly is a very prominent first name for women (#1766 out of 4276, Top 41%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ashly entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #536 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #1830 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashly name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Ashly (#1830 from current records) are Ashely, Ashlea, Ashlee (#1922 from current records), Ashlei, Ashleigh (#1823), Ashley (#85), Ashli and Ashlie. Adoption of these forms of Ashly was well-received among parents 24 years ago (median #606) and has become much reduced since (#1740, down 92%), with versions like Ashely becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashly, Ashely, Ashlea, Ashlee, Ashlei in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashleigh, Ashley, Ashli, Ashlie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ally, Amaly, Arely, Arly, Asela, Asha, Ashah, Ashby, Ashia, Ashlin, Ashlyn, Ashlynn, Ashni, Ashra and Ashtyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ashly.

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