Ashley

Ashley - A unique female name



  Aug 19,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

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.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ashley? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ashley. The baby girl name Ashley was given to 4,673 baby girls in 2012, ranking #50 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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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.



Famous with this name

Ashley Greene
Ashley Johnson
Ashley Benson


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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 meaning

Ashley 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 /

Name statistics


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.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201250
201142
201028
200920
200818
200713
200612
200510
20048
20038
20026
20014
20004
19996
19984
19973
19963
19952
19942
19932
19921
19911
19902
19892
19882
19872
19862
19852
19843
19834
198217
198134
198040
197967
197886
1977107
1976115
1975138
1974165
1973205
1972237
1971256
1970309
1969362
1968402
1967482
1966586
1965670
1964762
19631035
19621129
19611218
19601735
19582014
19572149
19501721

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey17
California18
New York28
District of Columbia29
Arizona32
Nevada34
Texas34
Florida46
Maryland47
Colorado47
Virginia47
Illinois48
North Carolina49
Massachusetts51
Rhode Island61
Washington62
Connecticut64
Nebraska65
Delaware66
New Mexico73
Arkansas75
Georgia76
Utah82
Wyoming83
Alabama91
Oregon95
Minnesota102
New Hampshire104
South Dakota105
Alaska110
Pennsylvania111
Tennessee115
Wisconsin116
Indiana116
South Carolina118
Kansas133
Louisiana133
Kentucky140
Montana147
Oklahoma149
Idaho154
Michigan159
Ohio173
Mississippi179
Iowa183
Hawaii189
Missouri194
West Virginia300

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.

Is Ashley a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ashley?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1991
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ashley
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 302
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1950
2012 births +4,673

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