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The name Ashley is a baby boy and baby girl name. The name Ashley comes from the English origin. In English The meaning of the name Ashley is: Lives in the ash tree grove. Derived from a surname and place name based on the Old English word for ash wood. Famous bearer: Ashley, the male character in Margaret Mitchell's popular 'Gone with the Wind'. Both a male and female name.

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Boy or Girl ?: boy and girl
Origin of name: English
Meaning: Lives in the ash tree grove. Derived from a surname and place name based on the Old English word for ash wood. Famous bearer: Ashley, the male character in Margaret Mitchell's popular 'Gone with the Wind'. Both a male and female name.
Expression number: 7
SoulUrge Number: 4
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one thing.
written by blah, August 11, 2009
The other people are right. Certain names are so popular that it's sickening. Do your kid a favor and give them an orginal name.
[Oh, and my neighbor's daughter's name is Ashley.]
I hate my name!
written by Ashley Nesbitt, January 09, 2010
I can honestly say I hate my name! There are so many of us that it gets! My name is Ashley Gene. I have my Dad's middle name, which for most part I am happy for since he is now deceased, but I think its an ugly name. I was the only Ashley that I graduated with, but like the other lady said, I rarely ever answer when someone calls my name! LOL
mom of an Ashley
written by ddeshazo, January 09, 2010
When my daughter was a little girl, she use to say, "I hate my name. There is no one older than me with the name of Ashley." Now, that she has finally become 21 years old, she has met many females older than herself and appreciate the name. My late husband and I picked the name Ashley 22 yrs ago (I was 18 yrs old and my husband was 25 yrs old at the time)fell in love with the name Ashley. If our child was a boy, his name was Ben Ashston, and of course the girl's name was Ashley. I agree with Afia Thompson's post the name Ashley is equal to a regal lady. An example of this was when my husband died, our daughter Ashley with tears in her eyes and a heavy heart was able to complete funeral arrangements as I broke down. I could not have continued without our daughter. At a young age, Ashley was and still is a female of noble strength courage and intelligence (she graduated from high school early {Ben was fortunate to see her graduate, and is now in medical school).
Not that serious
written by ashley, March 02, 2010
My name is Ashley and I love it, now granted it is a little annoying when 12 ppl answer to that name but it doesnt bother me my parents gave me that name for a reason and i respect that, its not our decesion what our names are gonna be and we should all be grateful to our parents
'Truly Southern Name'
written by Elizabeth Burns , March 11, 2010
Where I live in Alabama , the name Ashley isn't very common . I've only known one other Ashley in my life and I'm 14 . My parents named me Ashley Elizabeth because we live in the South , and my parents agreed that Ashley Elizabeth is a 'truly southern name' . If they had known I was going to be an only child , I would have gotten stuck with Elizabeth Joe which is not only my dad's middle name , but my mother's middle name as well . I'll stick with Ashley Elizabeth , it's fairly pretty , but if I could have named myslf it would have been Ayita .
i have a mate
written by Caprice, March 15, 2010
my mates name is Ashley and it is like a well popular name and he is popular himself!
a different ash
written by ashely, April 03, 2010
my names spelt different thankss to a day of labor & a tired dad. I love how it's such a popular name but yet so different.
written by Emily, April 24, 2010
When my mother gave birth to her 3rd child (I am the 2nd.) Out of 5, she named her Ashley Marie-Joyce. Ashley is 24 now and I am 27. Ashley said that she is pregent, giving birth to a boy in Early August 2010. She has a 2 year old named Ashlee Marie. See, it is Ashley but spelled with 2 e's.
I love this name
written by Elizabeth Miller, April 27, 2010
It's too bad that I'm not having a girl or I think her name would turn out to be Ashley Elizabeth. I love this name!
I have grown to love my name!
written by Ashley, July 30, 2010
When i was younger i was too happy about having that name since its so common and also you dont see many latinas with that name (no offense to anyone) but when my teachers used to say my name o the first day of school they were suprised to see i was hispanic. as i grew i learned to love my name it was special to me because my dad named me and passed away when i was 2 yrs of age. . when i got pregnant i decided to give my daughter a diff name something no so common! so i put my mother's first name and my name together and got a unique and special name my lil princess name is Anashley and i love it soooo much when people hear it they say wow its diff and pretty it fits her and shes three now and say i love my name!
Overly Common.
written by Ashley Rose, August 26, 2010
My name is Ashley and about 90% of the time I hate it, though I've never tried to change it. Ashley was the number one female name of my birth year and it was top five around it for the next several years. The worst part is sitting in class with multiple Ashley's who get in trouble frequently so when the teacher chastises the other Ashley's you feel you are the one in trouble. There's about a billion names out there...get a little more creative...oh and NEVER nickname them Ash. It really annoys me to be called Ash, mostly because I am not the main character from Pokemon.
-Ashley Rose
Common, but pretty!
written by Ashley Laurén, August 29, 2010
Personally, I love my name! I think it fits my personality perfectly! It is a popular name, but paired with my middle name (Laurén, which is the French form of Lauren) it makes it sound even more sophisticated. I would never name my child such a generic name, but for's perfect :)
Okay seriously
written by Ashley Marie S., September 21, 2010
Don't name your child Ashley. And don't do any of those cutesy spellings that make it more "unique" because when it comes right down to it, Ashley (or Ashlee, Ashlea, Ashleigh or any other butchering you can think of) is the most bland and common name available. You may think it's pretty but there is nothing more annoying than sitting in a classroom with five other Ashleys of various spellings, wishing your name was in some way or another different from the majority. If you really MUST get this god awful name on your child's birth certificate at least make it hyphenated with something that sucks less or as a middle name. Trust me on this one. Almost all of my friends say that Ashley doesn't fit me in any way and is so common and boring that they just call me by my last name or "Ash" - which, by the way, has also been ruined by Pokemon. Do your kid a favor and just avoid it all together.

Oh, Marie as a middle name is way over used. Stop it.

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