Toggle navigation. Meaning of Ashley and the Origins of this baby name. This name functioned as place names, as well as last names, before taking up its role as a first name. The acceptance of Ashley as a first name was possibly accelerated by the success of the famous novel Gone with the Wind, in which one of the characters goes by the name Ashley Wilkes. Ashley originates from the Old English language.
Ashley is an English unisex given name, originally a place name and surname. Ashley was originally used only for male children. It is a surname that turned into a first name. Ashley in the United Kingdom remains predominantly male, ranking at 40 in for boys and staying within the top — male names given each year. Ashleigh is the traditional spelling of the female form, with Ashley remaining traditionally male across the country.
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