Stanley Name Meaning & Origin

Stanley

Pronunciation: STAN-lee (key)

Origin of the name Stanley:

Transferred use of the surname originating from several place-names derived from the Old English elements stan (stone) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow): hence, "from Stanley" or "dweller near a stony clearing."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Is Stanley a Polish name?

No, but Stanislaw is. Or Stanislav.

Personal experiences with the name Stanley

the nickname Stan is cool.

Another nickname for Stanley is Stosh.

Um do you really want to name your baby after a character who rapes a girl in A Streetcar Named Desire. Not a good start to his life...

i know a stan very well, what a cool geezer, definately one of the best people in know

There was a guy in my school named Stanley. He thought he was hot stuff with the girls, but in reality he was a nerdy creep. He was always after the girls, and he'd tell people this girl or that girl was his girl friend, when in reality, he had a thing for her but she didn't have a thing for him. He was always writing notes to me in class, asking me "Does this girl like me?" "Does that girl like me?" Then I answered him with what you get when you cross an elephant with a rhino: ELEFINO!

Nicknames for Stanley

Stosh
Stan
Stan the Man
Sexy Beast
Ley
Tan
Lee
Stan-man
Manley
Stane
San
Stannis
Mega Cock

Meanings and history of the name Stanley
Famous real-life people named Stanley

Stanley Kubrick, American movie director.
Stanley Baldwin, former British Prime Minister.
Stanley Cohen, American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine.
Stanley Eric Reinhart, Major General in the United States Army during WWII.
Stan Laurel, English comic actor.
Sir Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and explorer of Africa.
Stanley Tucci, American actor.
Stanley Forman Reed, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Stanley "Stan the Man" Musial, American Hall-of-fame baseball player.
Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of President Barack Obama
Stanley Steamer, the

Stanley Martin Lieber (Stan Lee), A highly-famed comic book writer.

Stanley in song, story & screen

Flat Stanley, a children's book by Jeff Brown.
Stanley Hudson, fictional character from the US television series The Office.
Stanley Kowalski, fictional character in Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire.
Stanley "Stan" Marsh, fictional character in the animated television series South Park.
Stanley Yelnats, fictional character in the Newbery Medal-winning novel Holes, by Louis Sachar. It was later made into a film starring Shia LeBeouf.
Stanley from the Pixar franchise Cars
"Treating me like my name is Stanley" is a metaphor for disrespect. It was used by Eddie Murphy in the film "Boomerang", among others.
Stanley Pines, One of two great uncles to Dipper and Mabel Pines in the cartoon "Gravity Falls".
Stanislaw Dupa, school custodian in National Lampoon's 1964 High School Yearbook Parody
Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask, main character played by Jim Carrey in the 1994 Film "The Mask"
Stanley Roper, character on TV series "Three's Company"

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