Ashley - A unique female name
Ashley, meaning dweller near the ash tree meadow, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1950 on position #1721. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ashley and more.
With that position 1 in 302 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ashley peaked in popularity 27 years ago in 1991 on position 1.
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Ashley is currently topping the charts in...Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ashley is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #17 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #300.
Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ashley is where you live.
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Ashley origin and meaningAshley is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dweller near the ash tree meadow. To see famous people named Ashley, pop culture references for the name Ashley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.
Similar to Ashley
We've found the following names that sound similar to Ashley, sorted by popularity.Ashlee / Ashly / Ashlie / Ashely / Ashli / Azul / Ashlea / Azalea / Akilah / Akeelah /
Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better
understanding of how popular or unique this name is.
With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.
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Chart position per state (visualized)
Chart position per year (table view)
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Even more about Ashley
These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.