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What does Presly mean?

Presly Pronunciation of Presly [pres-ly] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and Presly means "priest's meadow". Presly is a version of Presley (Old English): place name.

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


Presly has 5 variants: Presleigh, Presslee, Pressley, Prestley and Priestley.

1 more alternative form via Presley: Priestly.

Creative forms:
(male) Prosly, ..

(female) Presi, Presla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Presly Loki (P.L.), ..

How popular is Presly?

Presly is a rare first name for males. Presly is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Presly (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 is Presley (#1353 the previous year). Other variants, like Pressley, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Presly reached its most widespread a decade ago and is almost as widespread today. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Presly and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ainsly, Ansly, Ardly, Ardsly (see Ardley), Aresty, Arly, Beasly, Bosly, Bradly, Branly, Brauly, Brawly, Brently, Brily (see Briley), Brinly, Bryly (see Briley), Brynly, Chesly, Cranly (see Cranley), Crosly (see Crosley), Denly, Erly, Everly, Greely, Gridly (see Gridley), Grimsly, Hedly (see Hedley), Horsly (see Horsley), Kealy, Keely, Kelly, Kenly, Kinsly, Lesly, Lezly, Neely, Paisley, Patsy, Pauly, Peal, Peale, Peall, Peasly, Peel, Peele, Pell, Penley, Penly, Percy, Perl, Perry, Philly, Preemo (see Primo), Premo, Prescot, Preston, Prewet, Prewit, Ransly (see Ransley), Redly (see Redley), Risly (see Risley), Seely, Shelly, Skelly, Smedly (see Smedley) and Wesly. These names tend to be more frequently used than Presly.

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