Popularity today: #8
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.