Ashleigh: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ashleigh
Origin of the name Ashley:
A name which originated as a surname de-rived from the Old English elements æsc (ash trees) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow, enclosure): hence,"dweller near the ash tree forest." Ashley was originally bestowed as a male name in England, but its use in Great Britain and the U.S. is now predominately female.
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Since Ashley is the more common spelling of this name, if you name your child this, they will constantly be having to correct their name and spell it out to people. On the plus side, it looks a whole lot better than 'Ashley', or, God forbid, 'Ashlee'.
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Name is misspelled as Ashliegh a lot.
I know an Ashleigh, an Ashlee, and an Ashlie. However this name is spelled, you constantly will have to correct people.
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The name Ashleigh, most commonly Ashley, had a rise in popularity as a girls named after the introduction of the character Ashley Abbott in the US show The Young and The Restless.
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