"dweller near the ash tree meadow"

Ashley Origin and Meaning

The name Ashley is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dweller near the ash tree meadow".

It may have peaked at #1 for girls in 1991 and 1992 in the US, but Ashley actually has a long history as a male given name, as evidenced by the sensitive Ashley Wilkes in Gone With the Wind. It's always been more popular for boys in England and Wales, where it currently ranks at #414.

# 957 in the US

Ashley Rank in US Top 1000

# 723 on Nameberry

Ashley Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ashley Popularity

Famous People Named Ashley

  • Ashley George HamiltonAmerican actor
  • Ashley "Ash" BaronCohen, English filmmaker
  • Ashley Bascom WrightU.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
  • Ashley Abrocket Purdyformer bassist for American rock band Black Veil Brides
  • Ashley ColeEnglish footballer
  • Ashley Simon YoungEnglish footballer
  • Ashley Parker AngelAmerican singer of boy band O,Town
  • Ashley Peter FoxBritish MEP
  • Ashley MoteBritish MEP
  • Ashley Taylor Dawsonactor
  • Ashley Walters aka Asher DAmerican rapper and actor
  • Ashley Charles aka SabrepulseEnglish chiptune musician
  • Ashley ZukermanAmerican actor
  • Ashley "Ash" StymestEnglish male model
  • Ashley Derek VincentEnglish footballer
  • Ashley BanjoEnglish dancer and choreographer in dance group Diversity
  • Ashley "Ash" Neil Hornemember of The Midnight Beast
  • Ashley SpringerAmerican actor

Ashley in Pop Culture

  • Ashley Wilkescharacter in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind"
  • Ashley James "Ash" Williamsmain character in the "Evil Dead" film series
  • Ashley Lindencharacter on TV's "Castle"
  • Ashley Cowgilcharacter in the BBC's "Happy Valley"
  • Ashleylittle boy in episode of "Creeped Out," kids anthology series on Netflix

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