Names That Mean Stony

  1. Stanley
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "near the stony clearing"
    • Description:

      Although Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire personified brute force, most Stanleys have been portrayed as meek milquetoasts. It could be a Sydney-like girls' choice.-Bette Davis once played a character named Stanley, and it was the name of President Obama's mother (named for her father)--or possibly could be revived down the line a la Walter and Arthur.
  2. Stanley
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "near the stony meadow"
    • Description:

      Perfect example of how your perception of a name can change when you apply it to the opposite gender: when used for a girl, Stanley suddenly becomes an attractive, upper-crusty name ala Ansley or Finley.
  3. Stanton
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "stony town"
    • Description:

      Seems to stand at attention and salute.
  4. Stan
    • Origin:

      Short form of Stanley
    • Meaning:

      "near the stony meadow"
    • Description:

      One of the old-school nicknames -- think Ray, Vince, Frank -- that's on the brink of coming back into style. Name him Stanislav or Constantine and he'll have a groovier long form to fall back on.
  5. Stanford
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "stony ford"
    • Description:

      Even if you're a loyal alumnus, consider something less ultraupright, like Yale or Cal.