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Stanley

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 65 0 65
1881 76 0 76
1882 76 0 76
1883 68 0 68
1884 105 0 105
1885 97 0 97
1886 95 0 95
1887 110 0 110
1888 154 0 154
1889 151 0 151
1890 223 0 223 #77 boy name
1891 178 0 178 #92 boy name
1892 181 0 181
1893 212 0 212 #87 boy name
1894 218 0 218 #90 boy name
1895 233 0 233 #82 boy name
1896 259 0 259 #78 boy name
1897 240 0 240 #77 boy name
1898 295 0 295 #71 boy name
1899 258 0 258 #74 boy name
1900 349 7 342 #77 boy name
1901 239 0 239 #81 boy name
1902 334 0 334 #69 boy name
1903 366 5 361 #59 boy name
1904 376 5 371 #65 boy name
1905 384 0 384 #65 boy name
1906 455 0 455 #56 boy name
1907 521 5 516 #54 boy name
1908 547 0 547 #52 boy name
1909 614 7 607 #50 boy name
1910 766 5 761 #47 boy name
1911 1,003 6 997 #44 boy name
1912 2,017 0 2,017 #43 boy name
1913 2,608 13 2,595 #41 boy name
1914 3,567 8 3,559 #39 boy name
1915 4,825 17 4,808 #34 boy name
1916 5,149 19 5,130 #34 boy name
1917 5,204 19 5,185 #34 boy name
1918 5,648 28 5,620 #36 boy name
1919 5,261 25 5,236 #37 boy name
1920 5,334 19 5,315 #40 boy name
1921 5,260 28 5,232 #41 boy name
1922 5,062 15 5,047 #40 boy name
1923 5,060 25 5,035 #41 boy name
1924 5,213 29 5,184 #40 boy name
1925 5,059 25 5,034 #40 boy name
1926 5,002 40 4,962 #43 boy name
1927 4,950 47 4,903 #44 boy name
1928 4,515 36 4,479 #45 boy name
1929 4,302 40 4,262 #48 boy name
1930 4,415 32 4,383 #49 boy name
1931 4,226 27 4,199 #49 boy name
1932 3,791 33 3,758 #52 boy name
1933 3,457 24 3,433 #55 boy name
1934 3,581 14 3,567 #58 boy name
1935 3,709 12 3,697 #55 boy name
1936 3,511 19 3,492 #58 boy name
1937 3,491 9 3,482 #57 boy name
1938 3,552 10 3,542 #59 boy name
1939 3,582 11 3,571 #57 boy name
1940 3,702 10 3,692 #59 boy name
1941 3,942 19 3,923 #57 boy name
1942 4,609 22 4,587 #55 boy name
1943 4,734 35 4,699 #54 boy name
1944 4,147 25 4,122 #57 boy name
1945 4,075 15 4,060 #59 boy name
1946 4,787 17 4,770 #65 boy name
1947 5,512 14 5,498 #67 boy name
1948 5,396 14 5,382 #65 boy name
1949 5,548 19 5,529 #60 boy name
1950 5,468 13 5,455 #60 boy name
1951 6,219 18 6,201 #54 boy name
1952 6,241 17 6,224 #58 boy name
1953 6,304 20 6,284 #61 boy name
1954 6,457 24 6,433 #58 boy name
1955 6,068 19 6,049 #64 boy name
1956 5,995 19 5,976 #70 boy name
1957 5,291 26 5,265 #81 boy name
1958 4,936 21 4,915 #88 boy name
1959 4,358 25 4,333 #99 boy name
1960 4,237 20 4,217
1961 3,951 29 3,922
1962 3,653 21 3,632
1963 3,555 14 3,541
1964 3,148 12 3,136
1965 2,826 14 2,812
1966 2,460 17 2,443
1967 2,264 22 2,242
1968 2,165 16 2,149
1969 1,918 16 1,902
1970 1,968 15 1,953
1971 1,779 9 1,770
1972 1,491 14 1,477
1973 1,370 13 1,357
1974 1,157 10 1,147
1975 1,180 12 1,168
1976 1,160 9 1,151
1977 1,127 12 1,115
1978 1,030 7 1,023
1979 1,072 7 1,065
1980 1,105 11 1,094
1981 1,028 13 1,015
1982 1,004 5 999
1983 917 12 905
1984 892 7 885
1985 924 5 919
1986 876 5 871
1987 825 7 818
1988 841 13 828
1989 877 8 869
1990 814 6 808
1991 774 0 774
1992 695 0 695
1993 637 0 637
1994 606 0 606
1995 562 0 562
1996 531 0 531
1997 525 0 525
1998 473 0 473
1999 508 0 508
2000 453 0 453
2001 443 0 443
2002 472 0 472
2003 404 0 404
2004 412 0 412
2005 410 0 410
2006 404 0 404
2007 398 0 398
2008 369 0 369
2009 359 0 359
2010 346 0 346
2011 348 0 348
2012 315 0 315
2013 355 0 355
2014 369 0 369
2015 363 0 363

Want to know about the popularity of the Stanley baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 299,533 babies born with the name Stanley in the United States. That's more than enough Stanleys to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 65 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Stanley" was in 1954 with a total of 6,433 babies. (That's a lot of baby Stanleys)

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Stanley" ranks #80 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 32 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of 6,219 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 "Stanley" mean? The list below shows the origins of Stanley as well as things modernly associated with the name Stanley such as celebrities named Stanley.

Origin and Meaning of Stanley

The name "Stanley" is of English origin, and it means "From the stony field". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1951 to 1999. Stanley was born in 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, U.S.

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Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci is an actor, writer, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Stanley was born in 1960 in Peekskill, New York, U.S.

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Stan Lee

Stan Lee is a comics creator. Stan was born in 1922 as Stanley Martin Lieber in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley is a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and painter specializing in hard rock and heavy metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Paul was born in 1952 as Stanley Bert Eisen in Manhattan, New York City, United States.

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Stanley Baker

Stanley Baker is an actor and film producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1943 to 1975. Stanley was born in 1927 as William Stanley Baker in Ferndale, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, UK.

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Stanley Holloway

Stanley was born in 1890.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Stanley

Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Schedule
Stanley Cup Winners
Stanley Mcchrystal
Stanley Steemer
Stanley Johnson
Stanley Martin

Alternative Meanings

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for nice, need I say more?

L is for luster, your shine.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yelnats". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nsatlye". 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 Stanley born Oct 13, 1965

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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 Western Australia approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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