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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ashley
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Ashley in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Ashley:
Records indicate that 825,588 girls in the United States have been named Ashley since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1987, when 54,819 people in the U.S. were given the name Ashley. Those people are now 33 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Ashley
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133 Positive Comments
"Ashley is the most beautiful girl's name in the world. It is the epitome of a pretty, feminine, lovely sounding name. I love how saying the name Ashley encourages you to smile, it can only be properly said while smiling. It's no coincidence that every Ashley I've known loves to smile a lot. Ashley is the perfect girl's name, it contains every element that makes a girl's name pretty. I'm thankful that this gorgeous name is common, I only wish it was more common. My heart fills with joy every time I meet an Ashley and I get to hear her say her beautiful name when she introduces herself. I don't think there could ever be a prettier name than Ashley." Mar. 13, 2020:
"My name is Ashlei Nicole(which seems to be everyone with the name Ashley's middle name) I've met lots of Ashley's...but I still like the name. I've met NO ONE who spells it like I do so that's cool..." Oct. 27, 2015:
"the name ashley is super awesome!...and yes my name is Ashley..People think its over used but i think thats because its just too nice...people often mispell it to ashely..and i hate that.but i love my name--Ashley!" Apr. 20, 2015:
"my name is ashlee and it is very annoying having people spell my name this way. ashlee with 2 ee is a much better way of spelling this name so the more people who name there child with 2 ee the more popular the name will become" Nov. 7, 2012:
"My name is Sarah Ashley (My first name and middle name) and I think the name is beautiful I actually use Ashley (middle name) as my professional last name because i love the way it sounds together. My mom could not have picked a more perfect name for me :)" Oct. 26, 2012:
"i named my daughter ashley in 2009 and i love it. i only know two other ashley's under the age of 10. one is 6 and the other is 9. it is nice when we go out and normally there arent any other girls with her name" Apr. 27, 2011:
"yes my name is ashley and i love it! there is only about 15 ashleys i know! and i look the best out of all of them! my mom is also named ashley and she loves it! but the funny thing is, is my dog is named ashley too and i have a cousin named ashley. SO I LIKE THE NAME ASHLEY!!!" Feb. 16, 2011:
"My name is Ashley & I'm 19. I don't like my name only because it's so popular In my garaduatinclass there were 5 Ashley's total" Jan. 20, 2011:
"I loveeeeeeeeee it .
its shoo cuhhaaaaaut!
shooooooo cutee ." Jan. 18, 2011:
"This isn't my name, but I think it's beautiful. Being born in 1987, I grew up with more than a few Ashley's, but since it was so over-used back then, I am definitely considering it as a name for my future daughter. But I'm conflicted, since I know tons of people would wonder why I named her Ashley." Dec. 7, 2010:
"My name is Ashley, some people say Ash-lay
but it's really Ash-lee.
I love this name a lot." Nov. 30, 2010:
"My name is Ashley Annette I was born in 78' and I love my name and always have. Even in school I knew a few Ashley's & I've always thought it was usedd a lot but then as I got older I realized why... it's awesome!!" Sep. 5, 2010:
"My name is Ashley Elizabeth. I like my name! I was born in '94. I get called "Ashie" or "Ash" or "Ashes" by my friends and family. My name also has meaning. The night before I was born the neighbor's house caught on fire with flames shooting 10-12 feet up in the air. My Mom was so worried about the family that it sent her into labor 3 weeks early the next morning. On my 1st Birthday we had a party and the neighbors (whose house burnt) had a "rebuilding" party after their house was re-done after the fire. One of the people at the neighbor's party asked my name and when Mom said "Ashley" they asked if that had anything to do with the fire? Ashes/Ashley. Thank God everyone lived through the fire and I'm alive today." Aug. 22, 2010:
"my name is Ashley Jane and i love my name. where i live there isnt very many ashleys and all the other ashleys have diffrent spellings i just think its a pretty name. the funny thing about the name ashley is it also is a guys name. and i have met more guys with that name then girls..
<3 ashley" Aug. 20, 2010:
"My name is Ashley Sara, and I've always loved my initials, A.S.H. I was born in 1975 and could NEVER find my name on anything. It was very uncommon at that time, at least where I was going to school. I like to think that when I'm old, at least my name will still sound young." Aug. 19, 2010:
"my name is Elle and i love the name Ashley. i wish i could change it or even make it as my middle name. people saying its over-used and they really dont like it. but i personaly love that name." Jul. 19, 2010:
"My name is Ashley...and I have not only looked at the popularity rating given here, but also in records that I work with most often...and you can bet if you come across the name Ashley...not all, but most of these females were probably born between '85 and '89. For some reason the late eighties tended to make this name a trend. Everyone wanted to name their babies Ashley. I was born in 86...I like the name, but as stated previously by others, its pretty common...having had three or four friends in my life named Ashley..." Jul. 15, 2010:
"My name is Ashley and i am a freshmen in my high school were their are at least six others woth my name at times it is realy annoying so i shorteded it to Ash and write ashes on my papers to help my teachers know whos paper it is." Jun. 1, 2010:
"I was born in 1974 and I knew one other Ashley in all my years of school K-12. I am Ashley Brooke and when I went to college there was an Ashlee Brooke also listed in the student directory. I nearly fell over!" May. 8, 2010:
"My name is Ashley Nicole, i am a blond and have the bluest eyes and yes im ditsey!" May. 7, 2010:
"my name is Ashley my middle name is nicole i was born in 1987 when it was most popular a lot of people do have my name i was in a class in middle school i was new and moved there my teached asked me my name i said ashley he said how many people in here are named ashley too 5 girls raised there hands haha" Apr. 26, 2010:
"Hey my name is Ashley Marie. I love my name although i like for people too spell it Ashlee. I am 16 and know like about 15 other Ashleys in my grade. I think Ashley should be a girls name because its too common and popular to be a boys..thats my opinion though.(Ashlee Marie)" Mar. 31, 2010:
"My name is Ashley Nicole. (I'm 16) I know atleast 5 or 6 other Ashleys in the same town...and i live in a small town. Well I'm sitting next to my friend Ashley Lynn in computers. lol. I like the name becuase my dad picked it out...other than that i'm not too fond of it!" Mar. 22, 2010:
"My name is Ashley and I love it! Though, some people spell it weird, I don't know why. Some people will spell it like, "Ashely." I don't get it! Haha" Feb. 27, 2010:
"My name is ashley, and in my class, there are four ashleys!!!" Jan. 21, 2010:
"My name is Ashley I was born in 98' I sometimes hear or see my/this name in a book series and there are some celbrities named Ashley like Ashley Tisdale Sometimes people speel my name wrong for Ashleigh but its Ashley" Dec. 22, 2009:
"My name is not Ashley. I guess the name is okay. So yeah." Dec. 10, 2009:
"I'm Ashley Ann.
I love my name. It's pretty common. But I'm the only Ashley in my school, and I think the spelling A-S-H-L-E-Y is best. I was born in '92, and my dad came up with it. I'm glad I was Ashley Ann instead of Ashley Marie. I hate the name Marie, and even though my name is common, I know there's no other Ashley quite like me. (:" Nov. 27, 2009:
"My name is Ashleigh and the name comes from ash tree :p i come from England and i love my name. But its to common i think. I was born in 1988." Oct. 8, 2009:
"My name is Ashlee and I love it! it's really pretty and soft. I hate the name for a boy- its too girlie to be a boys name. I love my spelling but it does get annoying having to always spell it out- when people ask "so is it 'Ashley' or 'Ashleigh' and im like no it's 'Ashlee' and they're like 'well, don't we have to be different. grrrr! I also have friends who spell it Ashlea and Ashli. I agree with some of the other posts about being called 'Ash'. It can be cute when being called that by family and friends although I don't really like 'Ash' it's like a boy name. And when i first meet someone and they right away call me 'Ash' I hate that! Im like hey you don't know me, only people i know call me 'Ash'." Oct. 5, 2009:
"My names Ashley (I'm 24) and I've always loved it. It is very popular and there were many other Ashley's in my school. Luckily my middle name is very unique (Blaine) and my initials are ABC, so I still felt my name was special:)" Sep. 5, 2009:
"My dog name is Ashley...She is a very sweet dog and obedient...But since she is a german shepherd she like to eat alot...I liked her name and I love her so much...I treat her like my best friend and my relative..." Aug. 24, 2009:
"i love my name and it's simple spelling. my best friend's name is ashley and i have two cousins.... ashlee and ashleigh. i had 10 people with the name ashley in my senior class! but see i have a unique last name so it never bothers me to have one of the most common names in the us" Jun. 3, 2009:
"My name is Ashley so whoever dont like it is outa their mind... its tha hottest girl name eva" May. 22, 2009:
"I named my daughter Ashley in 2008, I love the sound of the name, it is beautiful and won't be as common in ten years, because the popularity is going down (new stats in 2008 = 13th)
It is the Sofies, Isabellas Emmas and Emilies of the next decade that will be called too common." May. 19, 2009:
"My girlfriend's name is Ashley, and even though it is extremely popular in these parts, I love her and she is unique and very beutiful. (she is the black and white beauty shot at the top)" May. 2, 2009:
"I'm one of the thousands of Ashleys. Haha. I like my name. It is true that it's common, but it really blew up in the early 90's. I was born 4/30/90. My name was going to be Britney, but my aunt liked Ashley and talked my mom into choosing it. At that early time, not alot of people that they knew of had the name. I guess all the other parents having girls at that time were thinking the same thing. Haha. But it's all good. I like it and I think it's popular because it is freaking AMAZING! Well, there are other names out there that are awesome too, but I have to stick up for the Ashleys like me!!!" Apr. 24, 2009:
"Well my name is Ashley, and yes there are alot of ashley's but o well i love my name and really your stuck with it till you die so dang girl stop complaining, and start likeing the name.Well my name is ashley danielle i'm 14 and i'm out later look me up on myspace kk bye. born 11/3/94" Apr. 11, 2009:
"my mom thought she was being unique when she spelled my name asheley with an extra E well like all of the others i have had an asheley in like all of my classes and my last name is smith which is really common too so that doesnt help and there was another asheley smith in my school so everyone was always confused and she gave me a really bad rep for a while but i love the name and i couldnt think of my name being anthing different i love it" Mar. 13, 2009:
"this is so weird why is there a website about ashley names" Feb. 26, 2009:
"Well, I LOVE MY NAME ASHLEY ASHLEY ASHLEY. I am 23yrs old and I was born in 1985. So the name Ashley iz very popular. I think through my schooling K-12. I knew of like 12 other Ashleys. I mean it's a very beautiful name no matter how you spell it. And when eva I have my little girl I'm going 2 name her Ashlynn if my fiance agrees lol" Feb. 5, 2009:
"im in the fourth grade and my best friends name is ashley i loved how its spellted and sometimes a wish that was my name" Dec. 27, 2008:
"my name is ashley i like that name but it does get really confusing when there is more than one ashley in your class alot of people call me ash in london my name is a guys name pretty lame if u get made fun of cause its lke a awsome name u have to agree :) the year i was born it was ranked 2 most popular 1995 in hawiian its mai ke kula weird for a hawian name lol i found out today the meaning of it means ash tree? : / but whatever i love it" Dec. 12, 2008:
"my names ashley , wouldnt wanna b called anyfink elce . its boys and girls name . it dont bother me." Nov. 30, 2008:
"hey, i'm ashleigh.
whats your name?
hahaha." Oct. 31, 2008:
"I'm an Ashley - I love my name. When I was 8, I moved to England - here for some reason people thinks its a boys name - so I hated it. But now I know its actually a GIRLS name, I'm proud to be an Ashley! I was too was born in 85 (someone else said it above me - or below, dont know how this site works...) So yeah... I love my name!!" Oct. 22, 2008:
is the spelling of my name, not the ASHLEY... it is so ANNOYING" Oct. 21, 2008:
"my name is ashlee :]
and i love it so much!
it goes really well with my middle name to.
ashlee taylor cushing. :]" Sep. 17, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Ashley Elisabeth. The name Elisabeth is Ashley's Grandma's name. I think the name is a bubbly name and all the other Ashley's I know have a bubbly personality. Cool!" Sep. 16, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Ashley Elisabeth. The name Elisabeth is Ashley's Grandma's name. I think the name is a bubbly name and all the other Ashley's I know have a bubbly personality. Cool!" Sep. 16, 2008:
"Hello Ashleys! I'm pregnant and planning to name my baby, Ashley Belle (if it's a girl of course). I really wanted to name a little girl Ashleybelle Rae (sort of like Annabelle, but not at all as common, and Rae being a varient of a family name "Ray"), but her daddy (again, if it's a girl) says no way! I thought it would make her more uniqe than the other Ashleys out there, or if she wanted to shorten it when she was older, she could just go by Ashley. Either way, I think Ashley is a beautiful name. Any thoughts?" Jul. 31, 2008:
"well im called ashley and i really like my name i never used to but now i like it alot i hav always thought about changing the spelling to ashlee though coz i really like it that way. also alot of people r saying ashley is a very common name but i supose the populartity of the name depends on where u come from coz apart from me i only no about 2 ashleys but i think its a really nice name that aparintally u can spell 16 different way! and i so argee when people say "actually" i always turn round! they sound very similar!" Jul. 16, 2008:
"Obviously my name is Ashley--and I have to say that I'm proud of it. I'm stuck with it so I might as well like it. It's funny how people have been commenting on how 'actually' sounds like 'ashley'...because that has happened all my life. Anyway, I believe Ashley is an awesome name. I was born in '85 and started to become popular after that. I'm one of the lovely Ashley's that started the trend!" Jul. 11, 2008:
"My name is pretty cool! You got to admit.
It's probably the most popular name ever. It means "my fire"!" May. 7, 2008:
"My name is Ashley Delaine! I love it! and i also agree that it gets confusing when people say "actually". I go by ash ash-ash, ashey, bo[by mom], bobie[mom], bobo[mom lol.]" Apr. 28, 2008:
"my name is Ashley, people often spell it wrong,there are famous people named Ashley i have definetly met people with the same name." Apr. 21, 2008:
"my name is ashley an i LOVE IT!! im the ony gir n my town called ashley which makes me different! an every one comments on my name an thinks it lovely!!" Mar. 31, 2008:
"my name is ashley and i LOVE it but there is a downside to this name, when people say "actually" i always turn around and say yes? and there like i said ACT UAL LYY and im like oooo, and also ashleys in movies are usually blonde rich stupid and mean, that is dumb, my name is ashley and im not stupid or mean:( its not fair but i love the name and i think its reallly simple and elegant i lvoe it" Mar. 13, 2008:
"my name is ashley raquel and i do love my name. i didnt necessarily like the fact that every other girl i met all through school had my name but it didnt really annoy me like some of the other people on here said. i think it is a very pretty name and that is why it is so popular...and this site actually says it was most popular in 1988 which was the year i was born...i think that is funny. i never got picked on for my name like other people said but i occasionally got ash hole...but that is because they couldnt come up with anything else and everyone gets their name picked on in school...no matter what your name is. another thing that is kinda weird that bothers me is when someone says actually i think they are saying my name and i always look and say what and they are like what and then i realize they were saying actually. this has caused me to say the word actually really clearly like act you ah lee while other people say it like acthley haha...its kinda annoying but oh well. i have heard many many times that all ashley's are mean...i think this is funny but kinda true all the ashley's i know are all pretty mean. another thing that is weird is i had a boyfriend when i was 16 and he dated an ashley before me and two after me so he dated 4 ashley's in a row...and my current boyfriend dated two ashley's before me...everyone makes fun of me for this i think it is pretty strange." Mar. 12, 2008:
"My daughter is an Ashley and my son is DaTravious so i have my Ashtray and they love it. Other than Lillian Ashley is the most beautiful name i know. Just think about all the Ashleys you knw, now are the beautiful or not." Feb. 22, 2008:
"my name is ashley and i do not no anyone else with the same name as me people do not pronounce it wrong and people normallay ask how to spell it" Dec. 10, 2007:
"My name is Ashley and i love my name because everyone has it!!! It's so perfect for me and my family loves it to so im happy" Dec. 3, 2007:
"most people say it correctly. my bffs name is ashley too. some peple spell it ashely or ashlee." Nov. 18, 2007:
"yes like i met this gurl ashley ann martinez and has you can c she has the same name as me!!!" Nov. 14, 2007:
"hey everyone this is my name aswell... not many people that live around my area spell it like me.. actually.. i think i have only met 1 person who does my names spelt ashley but they are usually spelt different like ashleigh or ashlee or somethiong like that lol
well i like this name.. i would have prfered adria lol i like that name but this name suits me lol i gess? and my parents actually werent thinking of what ashley means when they named me... i was named after my father secretary because she was young and very kind and fit.. shes really cool.. i have met her befor :) so its not always that the parnts want to call you what the name means lol" Nov. 11, 2007:
"a lot of people spell my name wrong most people spell my name ASHELY its so annoying. I know about 4 ashleys" Oct. 8, 2007:
"i love my name! its spelt ashlea though..and yea there must be alot of people in the 1980s with this name.. i know quite a few.. i'm 18" Sep. 5, 2007:
"my name is ashley, and people call me ash. But there are so many diffrent ways to spell it! Ashli ashleigh ashly! and my parents had to chose the simplest way, when my parents wrer going to name me skye" Jul. 26, 2007:
"My name is Ashley, I used to hate but its actually realy pretty I think, all of my friends like it, and you may think theres alot but theres only one other in my school, and she's older, I love my name!!!:*" Jun. 27, 2007:
"My names Ashlee, nd i love it!.. even though it has 2 b one of the most common names around! its stil a reali kool name, its wierd coz most people dont like their own name.. but all the ashleez ino do!
..repin da ashlee.." Jun. 26, 2007:
"i love my name i spell it ashley. i also hav a friend named emily and amy and ity goes really well together but its funny i dont really meet that many ashley's. i dont know why but not very many of the were born in '92, but anywho a shot out to all those ashleys out there and
ps love the nick names ash shley and lee
bye<3" Jun. 17, 2007:
"I named my daughter Ashley in 1978, before it became so popular. I thought it was pretty and unusual, and I wanted her to have an unusual name, like me (Desiree). I would never have guessed so many people would copy me :-)" Jun. 5, 2007:
"I'm an Ashlee, double 'e' - yeah! Anywho, it is kinda annoying having so many of us, a few of my best mates are Ashlee's (yes, all with double 'e's hehehe) but I rarely get called me real name, 'tis usually aJ - thank God for initials, I actually known when it's me that's being spoken to! I love my name though ^_^" May. 29, 2007:
"ashley is the best name that anyone could ever have. i spell mine "ashley" my nickname is ash, smashley, smashy, and smashalot, yeah i know we're cool" May. 17, 2007:
"Ashley is my name and i absolutely love the name it is very easy to pronounce and spell and i just love it. it is a terrific name and all you moms to be out there i would highly suggest the name ashley for you daughter. the only thing i dont like about the name ashley is that it can be for a boy or a girl. but everything elese is ok with the name." May. 1, 2007:
"my name is ashley and i love it i think it is a sexy,beautiful name just like all ashley's" Apr. 23, 2007:
"my name is Ashley and i like it because it is a popular name but it's not a exotic bad name like lana or shaina" Apr. 22, 2007:
"Ashley's a cool name. Sexy name. I know so many Ashley's...cousins, friends, neighbors. I'd like it more, but it's so common. Everyone's Ashley these days. But I like the name so much...but I don't want my baby to just be another Ashley." Apr. 10, 2007:
"I have a friend named Ashley. I kinda like the name. Mine is Emily and I think those two names go great together as best friends!" Mar. 21, 2007:
"I have the name Ashley and i love it i really like when all my friend call me ash it is a really pretty name to i know its popular at a least 6 out of my nine classes there is someone else named ashley but i think because it really sound pretty and is cool and modern" Mar. 14, 2007:
"My names Ashley and I'm proud of it even though I want my name to be Samantha.
PS: I like cheese!" Mar. 2, 2007:
"i love this name! you are all just super jealous! bet you rname is something weird like shaki!*jk!"