Ashley Name Meaning & Origin

Ashley

Pronunciation: ASH-lee (key)

Origin of the name Ashley:

A name which originated as a surname de-rived from the Old English elements æsc (ash trees) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow, enclosure): hence,"dweller near the ash tree forest." Ashley was originally bestowed as a male name in England, but its use in Great Britain and the U.S. is now predominately female.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashely

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Famous real-life people named Ashley

Ashley Judd, actress
Ashley Benson, actress and star of "Pretty Little Liars" and movie "Bring it on:In it to win it"
Ashley Olsen, American Actress and Fashion Designer.
Ashley Tisdale, actress and star of "High School Musical" ~~~~Also on Suite Life of Zack and Cody~~~
Ashley Jensen, Scottish actress
Ashley Greene, actress
Ashley Hamilton, son of George Hamilton and Alana Stewart
Ashley Argota, American actress
Ashley “Halsey” Frangipane, American singer/songwriter

Ashley in song, story & screen

"Ashley" song by post hardcore band Escape The Fate
Ashley Abbott, character on daytime soaps "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Ashley Wilkes was the name of the (male) character Scarlett O'Hara pined for in Gone With the Wind
Ashley Banks, character on the '90s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
"Ashley" is a song by The Dodos
Ashley Marin TV series Pretty Little Liars
Ashley or "Ash" is one of the eight protagonists, in the interactive horror game "Until Dawn"
"Ashley's Song" by Set It Off

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