Quick Facts on Ashlyn
- American, Celtic, English
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Ash wood or Dream, vision
Characteristics of Ashlyn
Etymology & Historical Origin - Ashlyn
Ashlyn is an elaborate version of the more common forename Ashley, which itself is the transferred use of an English surname derived from a place name. ‘Æsc’ is the Old English word for “ash” and ‘lëah’ means “wood.” Ashley has been recorded as a given name dating back to the 16th century, although, it was almost exclusively given to boys. In recent years however, the name is almost entirely restricted to girls. Another etymological perspective of the name owes itself to Celtic tradition. The name “Ainslinn” (pronounced ash + ling) derives from the Gaelic word “aisling” which means ‘dream’ or ‘vision.’ The type of dream is specific to a vision of a beautiful woman from the spirit world. Once dreamt, the dreamer can no longer be content again. Ashlyn is a new coinage and variation on Ashley. By adding the “-lyn” suffix, the traditionally unisex name becomes more feminized.
Popularity of the Name Ashlyn
The name Ashlyn first enters the U.S. popularity charts in 1986 in a clear response to the rising popularity of Ashley in that decade. The name ascends the charts quickly – in 15 short years, Ashlyn advances over 800 spots on the American charts. In the past decade, the name appears to be stagnant around position #150. It’s any one’s guess where the name might go from here. As Ashley achieved massive popularity in the late 1980s and 90s (even securing the coveted #1 position in 1991 and 1992), other formations of the name began to develop. The “Ash” names are popular for both females and males today (Ashley and Ashlyn for girls and Ashton and Asher for boys). In Celtic mythology, the Ash tree is considered high-minded and powerful.
Popularity of the Girl Name Ashlyn
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ashlyn
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ashlyn
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Popular Songs on Ashlyn
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Ashlyn
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Famous People Named Ashlyn
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Children of Famous People Named Ashlyn
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Ashlyn - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Ashlyn
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Ashlyn