Ashley - girls name

Ashley name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 83%

Ashley name meaning:

The name Ashley is of English origin and has several possible meanings. It is derived from the Old English words "├Žsc" meaning "ash tree" and "leah" meaning "clearing" or "meadow." Therefore, one possible meaning of the name Ashley is "dweller by the ash tree meadow." The ash tree is associated with strength and protection in Celtic mythology, giving the name a sense of resilience and stability.

Ashley is also considered a unisex name, although it is more commonly used for girls. Throughout history, it has been a popular choice for both boys and girls, and gained significant popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. It is often associated with traits such as independence, creativity, and intelligence.

Overall, the name Ashley carries a sense of nature, strength, and versatility. It has a timeless quality and has remained a favorite name for parents around the world.

Origin: English

Ash-tree meadow.


Unisex names

Related names

Ashley , Ash , Ashlea

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 936 out of 5581

37 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1010)

Historical popularity of Ashley

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