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Gender: Female Meaning of Ashlyn: "dream" Origin of Ashlyn: Variation of Aislinn, Irish Ashlyn's Popularity in 2017: #471

The name Ashlyn is a girl's name of American, Irish origin meaning "dream". Ashlyn is ranked #471 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Though it relates to the Irish original, Ashlyn and its next most popular form, Ashlynn, owe more of their popularity as baby names in the US to the megastar Ashley, though all three have been dropping on the charts lately.

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Famous People Named Ashlyn

Ashlyn Michelle Harris, American soccer player
Ashlyn Petro Carlyle Kilowan, South African cricketer
Ashlyn Martin (born Laura Lynn Hale), English model
Ashlyn Gere, American adult film actress
Ashlyn Kohl Sanchez, American actress
Ashlyn Pearce, American actress
Ashlyn Selich, American voice actress
Sydney Ashlyn Johnson-Scharpf, American gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Ashlyn

Ashlyn Frances Lanski, character in the Mer Tales series by Brenda Pandos
Ashlyn Halperin, character in the Final Destination films

Ashleen, Ashlin, Ashlen, Ashleann, Ashlan, Ashlinne, Ashlyne, Ashleene, Ashelynn, Ashlene, Ashlynne, Ashling


fromtheocean12 Says:


I love how soft and girlish Ashlyn sounds, especially with the beautiful meaning "dream". It's one of those names everyone sort of dismisses without realizing how pretty it really is.

RoseFlower Says:


Love this name!! However I kind of prefer Ashton for a little girl as it's so pretty!

Jessicah Chambers Says:


I named are daughter Ashlyn, as soon as we heard it we both loved it.

indiefendi2 Says:


Team Aislinn

Yessica Says:


Ashlyn/Ashlynn is a gorgeous name!
Prefer this over Ashley or Ashleigh

yvonne_virginia Says:


I though Aisling was pronounced 'ash-leen'.

Kitt McIntyre Says:


I named my daughter Ashlynn. When I was pregnant I dreamed I was calling out the name. I had never heard of the name, when I looked it up and it meant dream. It gave me goose bumbs. I told the name to her father and he loved it. It was the only name that both of us liked on the extensive list of names I made. She was destined for it is all I can say.

MrsFox Says:


This name cannot be classed as Irish. There is no Y in the Irish alphabet, this is an Americanism of Aisling, (Ash-ling).