Ashley is a boy name and means ash meadow. It is a English name and its pronunciation is \a-sh-ley\. Other similar names and variants include: Ash, Asheley, Ashelie, Ashely, Ashlan, Ashleigh, Ashlen, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashlin, Ashling, Ashlinn, Ashly, Ashlyn, Ashlynn, Ashton, Lee. Ashley is a very popular first name for men (#584 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#725 out of 88799).
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Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd

Born on April 19, 1968

  • Age: 53
  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 15
High Crimes

High Crimes

Directed by: Carl Franklin

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

Tooth Fairy

Tooth Fairy

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Stephen Merchant

Someone Like You...

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

Starring: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei


Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale

Born on July 02, 1985

  • Age: 36
  • Birth sign: Cancer
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 4

Amateur Night

Directed by: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse

Starring: Jason Biggs, Janet Montgomery, Ashley Tisdale, Bria L. Murphy

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel

Scary Movie 5

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee, David Zucker

Starring: Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan

Aliens in the Attic

Directed by: John Schultz

Starring: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler

Ashley Olsen
Ashley Olsen

Born on June 13, 1986

  • Age: 35
  • Birth sign: Gemini
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 2
New York Minute

New York Minute

Directed by: Dennie Gordon

Starring: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter

Our Lips Are Sealed

Directed by: Craig Shapiro

Starring: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jim Meskimen, Tamara Clatterbuck

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Famous directors named Ashley and their movies

Ashley Lazarus
Ashley Lazarus
  • No. of movies: 7

Forever Young, Forever Free

Directed by: Ashley Lazarus

Starring: José Ferrer, Karen Valentine, Bess Finney, Muntu Ndebele

Golden Rendezvous

Directed by: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis

Starring: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon

Rambam: The Story of Maimonides

Rambam: The Story of Maimonides

Directed by: Ashley Lazarus

Ashley Avis
Ashley Avis
  • No. of movies: 3

The Trouble with Mistletoe

Directed by: Ashley Avis

Starring: Rachel Melvin, Thomas Beaudoin, Flo Lawrence, Alexandra Weaver



Directed by: Ashley Avis



Directed by: Ashley Avis

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Famous writers named Ashley and their books

Ashley Montagu
Ashley Montagu

Born on June 29, 1905

  • Age: 116
  • Birth sign: Cancer
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 6
The Cultured Man

The Cultured Man


Ashley Montague (formerly Ehrenberg) was a cultural anthropologist best known for his work on race and his landmark work, "Man's Most Dangerous Myth; The Fallacy of Race" (1942).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ashley a popular name?

Over the years Ashley was most popular in 1992. According to the latest US census information Ashley ranks #3rd while according to Ashley ranks #4th.

How popular is the name Ashley?

According to the US census in 2018, 1813 boys were born named Ashley, making Ashley the #368th name more popular among boy names. In 1992 Ashley had the highest rank with 38623 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Ashley?

Ashley is #368th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Ashley more popular ?

The name Ashley was more popular in 1992 with 38623 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Ashley

The last time a baby was named Ashley was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Ashley?

In 2020 there were 1813 baby boys named Ashley.

Who is a famous person named Ashley?

There a several famous people named Ashley, for example actress Ashley Judd, director Ashley Lazarus, actress Ashley Tisdale.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Ashley?

A famous actor/actress named Ashley is Ashley Judd, starring in 4 movies, including High Crimes and Tooth Fairy.

Who is a famous director named Ashley?

A famous director named Ashley is Ashley Lazarus, who directed 4 movies, including Forever Young, Forever Free and Golden Rendezvous.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Ashley?

There are 3 actors named Ashley including Ashley Judd and Ashley Tisdale who appeared in movies such as High Crimes and Amateur Night.

How many famous directors are named Ashley?

There are 2 directors named Ashley including Ashley Lazarus and Ashley Avis who directed movies such as Forever Young, Forever Free and The Trouble with Mistletoe.