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Gender: F Meaning of Stanley: "near the stony meadow" Origin of Stanley: English

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.

Famous People Named Stanley

Stanley Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and mother of President Barack Obama

Pop Culture References for the name Stanley

Stanley Timberlake, Bette Davis's character from "In This Our Life"
Martha Stanley, from the movie "The Proposition"
"The Stanley Parable," game