Today's Top 25 Names for Boys and Girls - Ashley

Popularity today: #8
Style: '70s-'80s
Nicknames: Ash
Variants: Ashleigh, Ashlie, Ashlee, Ashly, Ashli
Sisters: Amber, Amanda, Brittany, Jessica, Megan
Brothers: Justin, Brandon, Dustin, Andrew, Ryan

The sudden, immense popularity of Ashley in the '80s ushered in a whole generation of names. School rosters are now packed full of androgynous surnames with a dash of aristocratic hauteur. Yet the grandmomma of them all, Ashley, has been so widely used that it has shed its patrician edge to become the girl next door.

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