What does Ashlyn mean?
Ashlyn /ash-lyn/ as a name for girls (also used less widely as boys' name Ashlyn). 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 2 years ago) is Ashlynn (#323 2 years ago). Other forms, like Ashelynn, are uncommon. These forms of Ashlyn were popular as birth names in the year 2010 (usage of 0.803%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.6855%, down 14.6%). Ashlyn is a perennial favorite, and Ashlynn seems to be gaining popularity too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)