Presley

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Presley mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Presley

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States rock singer whose many hit records and flamboyant style greatly influenced American popular music (1935-1977)
Wiktionary

Variant of Priestley, from Old English prēost (“priest”) + lēah (“wood, clearing”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name
  3. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Presley

Presley was born on December 1st, 1988 in Anaheim, California, U.S.

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Presley Neville O'Bannon is a military person. His military service ended in 1807.

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Presley Spruance was a from Delaware, United States Senator, fromDelaware, and United States Senate. Presley was born on September 11th, 1785 in Smyrna, Delaware. He died on February 13th, 1863.

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Presley Marion Rixey is a military person. His military service ended in 1910.

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Presley Norton Yoder was an archeologist and entrepreneur. Presley was born on February 26th, 1932 in Guayaquil. Presley is also known as Presley Norton. He passed away on May 8th, 1993.

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Presley Thornton was a planter and politician. Presley was given the name Peter Presley Thornton in 1721. He left this life in 1769.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Presley

Elvis Presley was a singer, musician, and actor. He holds the title That's All Right", We're gonna do a sad song ...", It's Now, Never", Power of My Love", Hurt", and Run On". Elvis was given the name Elvis Aaron Presley on January 8th, 1935 in , U.S. He passed away on August 16th, 1977.

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Lisa Marie Presley is a singer-songwriter and actress. She has been prominent since 1987. Lisa was born as the child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley on February 1st, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Lisa is also known as Princess of Rock and Roll.

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Priscilla Presley is an actress and businesswoman. Priscilla was given the name Priscilla Ann Wagner on May 24th, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Their military service ended in 1960.

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Angaleena Presley is a country music singing and songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has been prominent since 2011. Angaleena was given the name Angaleena Loletta McCoy Presley on September 1st, 1976 in Beauty, Kentucky, United States.

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Reg Presley was a pop music and rock music musician, singing, and songwriter. He plays Ocarina, Guitar, Percussion instrument, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1960 to 2012. Reg was given the name Reginald Maurice Ball on June 12th, 1941 in Andover, Hampshire, England. Reg is also known as Ball and Reginald Maurice. He breathed his last breath on February 4th, 2013.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1881 7 0 7
1886 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1893 6 0 6
1894 6 0 6
1900 5 0 5
1903 9 0 9
1905 7 0 7
1906 5 0 5
1907 5 0 5
1908 8 0 8
1910 9 0 9
1912 5 0 5
1913 6 0 6
1914 11 0 11
1915 25 0 25
1916 16 0 16
1917 23 0 23
1918 21 0 21
1919 30 0 30
1920 16 0 16
1921 25 0 25
1922 23 0 23
1923 22 0 22
1924 20 0 20
1925 18 0 18
1926 15 0 15
1927 11 0 11
1928 26 0 26
1929 19 0 19
1930 23 0 23
1931 13 0 13
1932 15 0 15
1933 17 0 17
1934 21 0 21
1935 16 0 16
1936 17 0 17
1937 21 0 21
1938 17 0 17
1939 8 0 8
1940 26 0 26
1941 18 0 18
1942 21 0 21
1943 16 0 16
1944 14 0 14
1945 12 0 12
1946 24 0 24
1947 25 0 25
1948 17 0 17
1949 14 0 14
1950 27 0 27
1951 22 0 22
1952 20 0 20
1953 18 0 18
1954 19 0 19
1955 16 0 16
1956 25 0 25
1957 30 0 30
1958 10 0 10
1959 18 0 18
1960 12 0 12
1961 11 0 11
1962 18 0 18
1963 13 0 13
1964 13 0 13
1965 10 0 10
1966 6 0 6
1967 15 0 15
1968 11 0 11
1969 10 0 10
1970 13 0 13
1971 13 0 13
1972 12 0 12
1973 13 0 13
1974 8 0 8
1975 13 0 13
1976 14 0 14
1977 30 7 23
1978 18 0 18
1979 18 0 18
1980 16 0 16
1981 15 5 10
1982 11 0 11
1983 11 0 11
1984 14 0 14
1985 22 6 16
1986 26 7 19
1987 10 0 10
1988 30 12 18
1989 40 18 22
1990 74 59 15
1991 115 88 27
1992 171 133 38
1993 185 156 29
1994 189 148 41
1995 188 153 35
1996 193 162 31
1997 204 173 31
1998 246 204 42
1999 269 217 52
2000 396 291 105
2001 406 292 114
2002 494 362 132
2003 529 404 125
2004 633 507 126
2005 684 581 103
2006 1,059 939 120
2007 1,104 970 134
2008 1,122 988 134
2009 1,367 1,207 160
2010 1,344 1,204 140
2011 1,519 1,394 125
2012 1,668 1,535 133
2013 1,763 1,629 134
2014 1,884 1,742 142
2015 1,854 1,723 131
2016 1,720 1,599 121
2017 1,667 1,526 141

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Popularity of Presley as a first name

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Popularity of Presley as a last name

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Common last names for Presley

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Presley U.S.
  White 75.28% 64.26%
  African American 19.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Presley

People with the last name Presley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Presley

  • What name lists does Presley rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Presley? Presley is the 1,526th most popular name of all time. As a last name Presley was the 1,968th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Presley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,489 babies born with the first name Presley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Presley to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Presley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Presley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Presley is Thursday, March 3rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Presley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Presley was in 2014 with a total of 1,742 babies. That's a lot of babies named Presley!
  • Random Presley Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Presley ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 50 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Presley: Your name in reverse order is Yelserp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Relypse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Presley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,384 people with the last name Presley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Presley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Presley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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