Stanley Name Meaning & Origin
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."
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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.
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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"