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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #55 most popular

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43k Ashlee (American)

What does the name "Ashley" mean?

Ashley (English): From the ash tree field

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.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yelhsa". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lheyas". 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.

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


Want to know about the populiarty of Ashley? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 850,258 babies born with the name Ashley in the United States. That's more than enough Ashleies to occupy the country of Cyprus with an estimated population of 838,897 (as of October 1, 2011). The name first appeared 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 54,840 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ashleies)

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ashley" is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of only 64 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Ashley popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ashley in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ashley

Ashley Benson

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


Ashley Tisdale

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


Ashley Greene

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


Ashley Judd

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


Ashley Olsen

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


Ashley Cole

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


Past life for Ashley born Aug 27, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 800. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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