Meaning of Ashley
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Ashley has the following meaning:
This name functioned as place names, as well as last names, before taking up its role as a first name. The acceptance of Ashley as a first name was possibly accelerated by the success of the famous 1936 novel Gone with the Wind, in which one of the characters goes by the name Ashley Wilkes.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby girl name, Ashley is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 7 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Ashley fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 20 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Ashley in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Ashley is pronounced as ash-lee
The following names are baby names related to Ashley and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Ashley: Boys - Girls - Blossom
, Both genders - Beverly
Popular Variants for the name Ashley: Ahshlee
Common nicknames for the name Ashley are: Ash
We think the name Ashley should fall under the following style category: The 70's
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Ashley to be: A professional woman with good tastes and values, but is quite shy
In one word, you might describe Ashley as a(n) "professional
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The names of some famous persons by the name Ashley
(or its variants) are:Ashlee Nicolle Simpson
, born on 3 October, a famous singer. Ashlee Nicolle Simpson's background: American pop rock singer, songwriter and actress. Also the younger sister of singer Jessica Simpson. Her first album, Autobiography, was certified triple platinum. Best known for her hit single 'Pieces of Me'.Ashley Slanina-Davies
, born on 18 December, a famous actress. Ashley Slanina-Davies's background: English actress best known for playing the role of Amy Barnes in Channel 4's teen soap, Hollyoaks. It was her first major television role. She also raised funds for the Action for Blind People charity by abseiling down the Printworks building in Manchester.Ashley Marie Massaro
, born on 26 May , a famous wrestler. Ashley Marie Massaro's background: American pictorial model and professional wrestler. She was the winner of the 'RAW Diva Search 2005', and was signed on with World Wrestling Entertainment for one year as part of the prize.