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Ashley

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the ash tree field
  • #55 All Time
  • #85 in 2015
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43k Ashlee (American)

How popular is the baby name Ashley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 8 0 8
1881 6 0 6
1882 7 0 7
1883 9 0 9
1884 6 0 6
1885 13 0 13
1886 14 0 14
1887 10 0 10
1888 7 0 7
1890 12 0 12
1891 8 0 8
1892 12 0 12
1893 10 0 10
1894 17 0 17
1895 10 0 10
1896 10 0 10
1897 17 0 17
1898 5 0 5
1899 7 0 7
1900 5 0 5
1901 10 0 10
1902 14 0 14
1903 7 0 7
1904 11 0 11
1905 10 0 10
1906 13 0 13
1907 7 0 7
1908 9 0 9
1909 10 0 10
1910 7 0 7
1911 16 0 16
1912 23 0 23
1913 31 0 31
1914 42 0 42
1915 47 0 47
1916 48 0 48
1917 50 5 45
1918 42 0 42
1919 59 0 59
1920 43 0 43
1921 47 0 47
1922 53 0 53
1923 47 0 47
1924 46 0 46
1925 57 0 57
1926 45 0 45
1927 50 0 50
1928 37 0 37
1929 39 0 39
1930 26 0 26
1931 35 0 35
1932 30 0 30
1933 22 0 22
1934 32 0 32
1935 34 0 34
1936 36 0 36
1937 31 0 31
1938 32 7 25
1939 27 0 27
1940 49 0 49
1941 60 6 54
1942 79 8 71
1943 68 10 58
1944 67 12 55
1945 67 10 57
1946 78 7 71
1947 78 11 67
1948 79 13 66
1949 66 11 55
1950 72 15 57
1951 65 15 50
1952 83 24 59
1953 70 15 55
1954 94 21 73
1955 88 8 80
1956 90 25 65
1957 92 27 65
1958 114 38 76
1959 117 37 80
1960 146 57 89
1961 206 80 126
1962 208 95 113
1963 237 108 129
1964 290 180 110
1965 339 218 121
1966 373 263 110
1967 523 386 137
1968 713 544 169
1969 837 643 194
1970 1,185 932 253
1971 1,427 1,164 263
1972 1,450 1,176 274
1973 1,679 1,253 426
1974 2,034 1,626 408
1975 2,407 1,988 419
1976 2,767 2,292 475
1977 3,288 2,706 582
1978 4,017 3,484 533 #87 girl name
1979 5,036 4,450 586 #67 girl name
1980 8,042 7,296 746 #40 girl name
1981 9,551 8,877 674 #34 girl name
1982 15,501 14,851 650 #17 girl name
1983 33,884 33,290 594 #4 girl name
1984 39,299 38,759 540 #3 girl name
1985 47,509 47,007 502 #2 girl name
1986 50,092 49,674 418 #2 girl name
1987 55,254 54,845 409 #2 girl name
1988 50,266 49,963 303 #2 girl name
1989 47,961 47,585 376 #2 girl name
1990 45,792 45,553 239 #2 girl name
1991 43,662 43,482 180 #1 girl name
1992 38,620 38,452 168 #1 girl name
1993 34,982 34,847 135 #2 girl name
1994 30,410 30,278 132 #2 girl name
1995 26,715 26,603 112 #2 girl name
1996 23,784 23,676 108 #3 girl name
1997 20,990 20,895 95 #3 girl name
1998 19,949 19,871 78 #5 girl name
1999 18,209 18,132 77 #6 girl name
2000 18,079 17,997 82 #4 girl name
2001 16,598 16,524 74 #4 girl name
2002 15,400 15,339 61 #6 girl name
2003 14,589 14,512 77 #8 girl name
2004 14,458 14,370 88 #8 girl name
2005 13,339 13,270 69 #10 girl name
2006 12,399 12,340 59 #12 girl name
2007 11,478 11,423 55 #13 girl name
2008 9,455 9,402 53 #18 girl name
2009 7,848 7,811 37 #20 girl name
2010 6,337 6,306 31 #29 girl name
2011 5,435 5,398 37 #42 girl name
2012 4,713 4,696 17 #50 girl name
2013 3,974 3,936 38 #67 girl name
2014 3,587 3,547 40 #87 girl name
2015 3,435 3,409 26 #85 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Ashley baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 853,752 babies born with the name Ashley in the United States. That's more than enough Ashleys to occupy the country of Cyprus with an estimated population of 838,897 (as of October 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ashley" was in 1987 with a total of 54,845 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ashleys)

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ashley" ranks #14 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 288 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 12,399 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ashley" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ashley as well as things modernly associated with the name Ashley such as celebrities named Ashley.

Origin and Meaning of Ashley

The name "Ashley" is of English origin, and it means "From the ash tree field". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Ashley was born in 1989 as Ashley Victoria Benson in Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California, U.S.

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Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale is an actress, singer, producer, and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Ashley was born in 1985 as Ashley Michelle Tisdale in Monmouth County, New Jersey, U.S.

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Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Ashley was born in 1987 as Ashley Michele Greene in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

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Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Ashley was born in 1968 as Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Granada Hills, California, U.S.

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Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen is an actor {{small, (1987-2004)fashion designer, producer, and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Ashley was born in 1986 as Ashley Fuller Olsen in Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

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Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole is a football biography. Ashley was born in 1980 in Stepney, London, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ashley

Ashley Biden
Ashley Furniture
Ashley Madison List
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Ashley Madison List Texas
Ashley Van Metre
Ashley Graham
Ashley Stewart
Ashley Williams

Alternative Meanings

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

L is for luster, your shine.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yelhsa". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lhseay". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Ashley born Oct 13, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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