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ash-lee Ash tree meadow.


Ashley is a gender-neutral name and is of English origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means ash tree meadow. Though a unisex name, this name is trendier as a girl’s name than as a boy’s. Pronounced as ash-lee, the name is currently in the top 100 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 250 of U.S birth chart of the year 2023.

Ashley started out as a chic name for boys, but became extremely popular with the girls in the 80's and 90's. It was in the top 10 of the US birth chart ranking for baby girl names consecutively for more than two decades, from 1983 until 2005, but never got into top 200 as a boy’s name. Like many other names that attain popularity, several spellings of Ahsley popped up, including Ashleigh, Ashlee, Ashlie and Ashlyn.

Here are some potential nicknames for Ashley: Ash, Ashie, Ashy.




Ashley can be used for both boys and girls.

Common Nicknames

Ash, Ashie, Ashy


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The rank of Ashley in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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