Stanley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Stanley
Origin of the name Stanley:
Transferred use of the surname originating from several place-names derived from the Old English elements stan (stone) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow): hence, "from Stanley" or "dweller near a stony clearing."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Stanley Kubrick, American movie director.
Stanley Baldwin, former British Prime Minister.
Stanley Cohen, American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine.
Stanley Eric Reinhart, Major General in the United States Army during WWII.
Stan Laurel, English comic actor.
Sir Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and explorer of Africa.
Stanley Tucci, American actor.
Stanley Forman Reed, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Stanley "Stan the Man" Musial, American Hall-of-fame baseball player.
Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of President Barack Obama
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Flat Stanley, a children's book by Jeff Brown.
Stanley Hudson, fictional character from the US television series The Office.
Stanley Kowalski, fictional character in Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire.
Stanley "Stan" Marsh, fictional character in the animated television series South Park.
Stanley Yelnats, fictional character in the Newbery Medal-winning novel Holes, by Louis Sachar. It was later made into a film starring Shia LeBeouf.
Stanley from the Pixar franchise Cars
"Treating me like my name is Stanley" is a metaphor for disrespect. It was used by Eddie Murphy in the film "Boomerang", among others.