Stanley

Stanley - A very unique male name



  Oct 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Stanley, meaning near the stony clearing, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #48. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Stanley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Stanley? 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 Stanley. The baby boy name Stanley was given to 250 baby boys in 2012, ranking #768 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,564 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Stanley peaked in popularity 102 years ago in 1915 on position 34.



Famous with this name

Stanley Tucci
Stanley DeSantis
Stanley Kubrick


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Stanley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Stanley is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #451 - and is the least popular in Washington at position #1,031.

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 Stanley is where you live.


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Stanley origin and meaning

Stanley is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means near the stony clearing. To see famous people named Stanley, pop culture references for the name Stanley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Stanley

We've found the following names that sound similar to Stanley, sorted by popularity.

Stonewall / Stanly /

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
2012768
2011641
2010690
2009673
2008690
2007633
2006602
2005570
2004559
2003568
2002489
2001509
2000509
1999451
1998471
1997432
1996430
1995421
1994382
1993374
1992345
1991325
1990312
1989285
1988285
1987272
1986257
1985247
1984247
1983242
1982231
1981232
1980222
1979218
1978211
1977205
1976196
1975193
1974194
1973172
1972170
1971158
1970157
1969155
1968135
1967134
1966127
1965115
1964111
1963105
1962106
1961106
1960101
195999
195887
195781
195670
195564
195458
195361
195258
195154
195060
194960
194864
194767
194665
194559
194457
194354
194255
194157
194059
193956
193859
193757
193658
193556
193458
193355
193252
193149
193049
192948
192845
192743
192643
192539
192439
192341
192241
192140
192040
191937
191836
191734
191634
191534
191439
191340
191243
191144
191048

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York451
Massachusetts475
Minnesota492
Michigan508
Tennessee545
Colorado569
Wisconsin578
Illinois611
Maryland619
Virginia623
California704
Georgia725
Florida785
Louisiana816
Indiana816
Pennsylvania836
New Jersey841
Texas1020
Ohio1022
Washington1031

Even more about Stanley


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 Stanley a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Stanley?

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
1915
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Stanley
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,564
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +250

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