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The name Ashley is of Old English origin, and means ash tree clearing.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ashley has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Ashley
Use of the Name Ashley for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
755,144 755,144 731,898 187,437 78,379 28,634 14,194
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ashley has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Ashley
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880  6848
1881  7896
1882  7617
1883  6499
1884  8586
1885  52113
1886  49114
1887  58910
1888  8237
1889    
1890  56912
1891  7058
1892  60112
1893  65410
1894  48117
1895  68910
1896  72810
1897  47717
1898    
1899  8637
1900    
1901  68510
1902  58614
1903  9157
1904  72711
1905  79210
1906  64414
1907    
1908  9509
1909  95310
1910    
1911  82516
1912  93723
1913  87531
1914  82342
1915  90647
1916  91648
1917  96145
1918    
1919  86558
1920    
1921    
1922  96253
1923    
1924    
1925  88258
1926    
1927  99250
1928    
1929    
1930    
1931    
1932    
1933    
1934    
1935    
1936    
1937    
1938    
1939    
1940  90349
1941  85754
1942  75272
1943  87757
1944  84855
1945  82957
1946  78172
1947  86265
1948  84265
1949  93455
1950  90457
1951    
1952  90361
1953  98853
1954  86172
1955  80482
1956  93164
1957  92866
1958  87574
1959  84680
1960  80889
1961  682126
1962  718114
1963  681130
1964772179733110
1965668217680119
1966586260706110
1967484385637138
1968397543579170
1969364638561194
1970305927506253
19712551,161499263
19722371,171473274
19732061,251372424
19741661,618382408
19751381,990376418
19761152,280349478
19771062,705319582
1978883,478328532
1979664,443320586
1980407,289282747
1981348,873294675
19821714,841304648
1983433,254322594
1984338,739344538
1985246,980367500
1986249,656417419
1987254,815437408
1988249,915522303
1989247,576490376
1990245,533656237
1991143,455756181
1992138,441806168
1993234,833923135
1994230,261956132
1995226,588  
1996323,660  
1997320,871  
1998419,837  
1999618,102  
2000417,961  
2001416,495  
2002615,289  
2003814,440  
2004814,194  
Totals:  755,144 13,528

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ashley as a girl's name about 98% of the time and less frequently (about 1% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Ashley appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 41 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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