Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Ash Wood Clearing
Main Origin Language: English
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In 2017 the name Ashley...

• was given to 2,517 baby girls
• was the 122nd most popular name for baby girls
• was 77% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New York, New Jersey, and Florida
• was least popular in New Hampshire, Wyoming, and Alaska
• a unisex name which was given to girls 99% of the time
• was about as popular as Ximena and Brianna
Babies Named Ashley Born Per Year
Created by
Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Ashley...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1987
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1955
• is 18544% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 86% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Ashely, Ashlie, Ashlei, Jerrell, Martell, Kyle
• has the most opposite popularity history to Cozette, Vita, Carma, Gus, Hiram, Abe
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Ashley Per State
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Geographically the name Ashley...

• 4% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Kayla, Michelle, Sarai, Dylan, Thiago, Aaron
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Willow, Lillian, Addison, Lincoln, Grayson, Tucker
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Ashley by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Ashley are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Ashley will be the only kid named Ashley in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Ashley compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Ashley rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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