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Ashley - boy or girl name?

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I saw some guy on Fox News In DC with that name and felt bad for him. I think Ashley is all girl name

 
mommy_of_two388

Asked by mommy_of_two388 at 3:00 PM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • it used to be a boys name, i guess its a unisex name but it sounds girly to me. maybe just because i know too many girl ashleys
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 3:02 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Originally a last name. 19th Century was more popular as a Boys name than a Girls name. Wasn't associated as a girls name until 20th century and now Ashley and Kelly are both more associate with girls than boys.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:04 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • girl name
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 3:00 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • girl
    MommyBulger

    Answer by MommyBulger at 3:01 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • girl
    rebeccadac

    Answer by rebeccadac at 3:01 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I think it is more feminine but I know both.
    Noosa

    Answer by Noosa at 3:01 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Deff girl name
    kylersmom11

    Answer by kylersmom11 at 3:02 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • girlie girl
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:03 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I'd only use it for a girl now, but I believe it was originally a name used for boys.
    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:05 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • It was first used as boy name and is another sad example of a name taken over for girls. Just like Courtney, Shannon, Morgan, Taylor, Payton, Madison, Addison, etc. I used to know a guy named Ashley and it fit him perfectly. Nothing "girly" about him or his name.
    asmcbride

    Answer by asmcbride at 3:18 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

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