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Gender: Female Meaning of Ashley: "dweller near the ash tree meadow" Origin of Ashley: English Ashley's Popularity in 2017: #122

The name Ashley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "dweller near the ash tree meadow". Ashley is ranked #122 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girls' Names That End in Y and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

Ashley was a sensation in the 1980s and 1990s; it hit Number 1 in 1991. Ashley is still pretty but more and more parents are turning to newer names like Ashlyn and Aubrey, and spellings such as Ashleigh and Ashlea. If you hear the name Ashley in a playground today, it's more likely to be the mom than the little girl.

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Famous People Named Ashley

Ashley Victoria Benson, American actress
Ashley Michele Greene, American actress
Ashley Spencer Argota, American actress
Ashley Monroe, American country music singer
Ashley Madekwe, English actress
Ashley Marie Massaro, American professional wrestler
Ashley Fuller Olsen, American actress and fashion designer; twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley Michelle Tisdale, American actress and singer
Ashley Judd (born Ashley Tyler Ciminella), American actress
Ashley Hinshaw, American actress and model
Ashley Qualls, American graphic designer and entrepreneur
Ashley Peldon, American actress
Ashley Elisabeth Wagner, American Olympic figure skater
Ashley Elizabeth Lawrence, Canadian soccer player
Ashley Nichole Cabot aka Madison Rayne, American professional wrestler
Ashley McCall Scott, American actress and model
Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat, Canadian actress
Ashley Alexandra Dupre aka Ashley Rae Maika DiPietro, American singer, call girl and columnist
Ashley Ann Graham, American model
Ashley Suzanne Johnson, American actress and singer
Ashley Churchill Williams, American actress
Ashley Nicole Rickards, American actress
(Maria) Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Ashley Underwood, American basketball player and Miss Maine 2009
Ashley Langford, competitor on reality TV's "Bridalplasty"
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane aka Halsey, American pop singer
Ashley Blazer Biden (b. 1981), daughter of VP Joe Biden
Ashley Jade Stern (b. 1993), daughter of radio/TV personality Howard Stern
Ashley Nicole Lewis (b. 1993), daughter of singer Karyn White and producer Terry Lewis
Laura Ashley, fashion designer

Pop Culture References for the name Ashley

Ashley Davies, character on TV's "South Of Nowhere"
Ashley Graham, character in video game "Resident Evil 4"
Ashley Rockwell, character on French-Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
Ashley Spinelli, character in animated series "Recess"
Ashley Banks, character on TV's "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Ashley Williams, character in the "Mass Effect" video games
Ashley Seaver, character on TV's "Criminal Minds"
Ashley Abbott, character on American soap "Young and the Restless"
Ashley, Cinderella's name in TV's "Once Upon a Time"
Ashley "Ash", character in video game "Until Dawn"
Ashley, character on TV's "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything"
"Ashley," song by Green Day
"Ashley," song by Big Seanrson, main character of Susin Nielsen's novel "We Are All Made of Molecules"
Ashley Oswalt, a protagonist in the film Sinister