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850k
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since 1880

Ashley

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the ash tree field
  • #55 All Time
  • #87 in 2014
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Boys
Similar Names
43k Ashlee (American)

How popular is the 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 64 15 49
1952 85 24 61
1953 68 15 53
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 836 642 194
1970 1,184 931 253
1971 1,427 1,164 263
1972 1,450 1,176 274
1973 1,681 1,255 426
1974 2,034 1,626 408
1975 2,407 1,988 419
1976 2,767 2,292 475
1977 3,287 2,705 582
1978 4,016 3,483 533 #87 girl name
1979 5,036 4,450 586 #67 girl name
1980 8,041 7,295 746 #40 girl name
1981 9,549 8,875 674 #34 girl name
1982 15,498 14,848 650 #17 girl name
1983 33,886 33,292 594 #4 girl name
1984 39,298 38,758 540 #3 girl name
1985 47,508 47,006 502 #2 girl name
1986 50,091 49,673 418 #2 girl name
1987 55,249 54,840 409 #2 girl name
1988 50,267 49,964 303 #2 girl name
1989 47,962 47,586 376 #2 girl name
1990 45,788 45,549 239 #2 girl name
1991 43,662 43,482 180 #1 girl name
1992 38,621 38,453 168 #1 girl name
1993 34,981 34,846 135 #2 girl name
1994 30,409 30,277 132 #2 girl name
1995 26,715 26,603 112 #2 girl name
1996 23,783 23,675 108 #3 girl name
1997 20,989 20,894 95 #3 girl name
1998 19,947 19,869 78 #5 girl name
1999 18,208 18,131 77 #6 girl name
2000 18,077 17,995 82 #4 girl name
2001 16,598 16,524 74 #4 girl name
2002 15,398 15,337 61 #6 girl name
2003 14,589 14,512 77 #8 girl name
2004 14,457 14,369 88 #8 girl name
2005 13,339 13,270 69 #10 girl name
2006 12,398 12,339 59 #12 girl name
2007 11,477 11,422 55 #13 girl name
2008 9,453 9,400 53 #18 girl name
2009 7,846 7,809 37 #20 girl name
2010 6,336 6,305 31 #29 girl name
2011 5,431 5,394 37 #42 girl name
2012 4,707 4,691 16 #50 girl name
2013 3,968 3,930 38 #67 girl name
2014 3,579 3,539 40 #87 girl name

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 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 54,840 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ashleies)

According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ashley" ranks #1 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 990 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 50,267 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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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 midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

English

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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Alternative Meanings

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

H is for hug, give one today!

L is for love, your love of life!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

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 "Asehyl". 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 May 11, 2006

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 Southern Africa approximately on 800. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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