What does Stanley mean?
(male) Sadley, Stanney, ..
(female) Stanny, Stansee, .. Middle name pairings:
Stanley Miguel (S.M.), ..
How popular is Stanley?
Stanley is a very popular first name for men (#106 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#292 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Stanley reached its apex position of #37 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #688 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Stanley (#688 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Stanly and Stan. Adoption of these forms of Stanley was common among parents a century ago (usage of 0.54%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.02%, 96.5% less), with versions like Stan becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Atley, Baxley, Beasley, Blaney, Branley, Brinley, Cailey, Carley, Chancey, Charley▼, Claney, Cranley, Daley, Darnley, Dawley, Dunnley (see Dunley), Earley, Farnley, Finley▲, Finnley▲, Gianney (see Gian), Hagley, Haley, Handley, Hanley, Hayley, Headley, Kaley, Kayley, Kenley, Langley, Manley, Marley▲, Penley, Radley, Randey, Ransley, Rawley, Sable, Salem, Sammey, Sandey, Sante, Santee, Scanlan, Scanlen (see Scanlon), Sealey, Seeley, Shandey (see Shandy), Shanley, Shannley, Shelley, Sorley, Stacey▼, Stacy▼, Stanaway, Stanbery, Stanbury, Stanek, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Stannway (see Stanway), Stanten, Stanway, Stensen, Stepney, Stiles, Stone, Stoner, Stones, Stoney, Sulley, Sunney, Sydney▼, Tanney and Yancey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Stanley.See names in meaning and etymology.