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What does Presley mean?

Presley /pres-ley/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Presley is "priest's meadow".

Place name. Used since the Middle Ages. In modern times, the name is made famous by singer Elvis Presley.

Associated with: old english, priest (monk), meadow, modern, famous.


Presley has 7 variants: Presleigh, Presly, Presslee, Pressley, Prestley, Priestley and Priestly.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Preley, Presell, ..

(female) Presela, Presla, ..

How popular is Presley?

Presley is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#1866 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Presley for boys. Presley reached its highest position of #1108 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is at #1260 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Ainsley, Annsley, Ansley, Ardley, Ardsley, Arley, Aynsley, Beasley, Bosley, Bradley, Branley, Brawley, Brenley (see Brinley), Brentley, Briley, Brinley, Bromley, Bryley (see Briley), Chesley, Chesney, Cranley, Crosbey, Crosley, Crossley, Denley, Eberley, Everley, Greeley, Gridley, Grimsley, Hedley, Henley, Horsley, Jessey, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley, Kenley, Kinsley, Lesley, Paisley, Paley, Peale, Peaseley (see Beasley), Peasly, Peele, Peleh, Penlea (see Penley), Penley, Penly, Pennley, Percey, Prescot, Preston, Prewet, Prosper, Ransley, Redley, Risley, Sealey, Seeley, Shelley, Shepley, Smedley, Webley, Wesley, Wessley, Westley and Wrisley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Presley.