What does Ashlyn mean?
Ashlyn /ash-lyn/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls (also used less widely as boys' name Ashlyn) is of Irish and Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of Ashlyn is "dream". Ashlyn is a version of Ashlynn (Irish, Gaelic): transcription of Ashling. Aslin is a popular last name.
How popular is Ashlyn?
Ashlyn is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2843 out of 4276, Top 66%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ashlyn for girls. Ashlyn was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #127 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #306 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ashlyn and affiliated names. The only other prominent varying form of Ashlyn (#306 last year) is Ashlynn (#323 last year). Forms like Ashelynn are uncommon. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2010 (usage of 0.803%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.6855%, down 14.6%). Ashlynn (#323) and Ashlyn (#306) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)