Ashleigh Name Meaning & Origin
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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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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