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Quick Facts on Presley

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 199
Simple meaning:
Priest's wood

Characteristics of Presley

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Presley

Presley is the transferred use of an Anglo-Saxon surname originating as a topographical name for one who lived near a priest’s wood or clearing. The surname’s elements come from the Olde English words “preost” meaning ‘priest’ and “lēah” meaning ‘wood, clearing’. In other words, this surname would have been developed to signify a person who dwelled near property belonging to the Church. The first recorded spelling of the name dates back to the late 12th century in the form of “de Presteleia”. As a forename, Presley has been primarily restricted to the United States in modern times, and typically for baby girls.

Popularity of the Name Presley

Presley sporadically showed up on the boy’s charts in the late 1880s / early 1900s, but for the most part, this name is now widely considered female. One might think that Elvis Presley had something to do with the name’s success, but you’d be wrong. There seems to be no clear connection to the King of Rock and Roll. Rather, it appears that Presley’s sudden appearance on the female naming charts has more to do with the hyper-trend that uses surnames as first names. Someone probably liked the name Preston and thought they’d feminize it a bit with Presley. In any case, Presley debuted on the U.S. popularity charts less than 15 years ago in 1998 and quickly advanced a remarkable 700 positions since then. The name is currently on the Top 300 list of most commonly used girl names, which makes it moderately popular – but certainly not overused.
Popularity of the Girl Name Presley
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Presley

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Presley

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Presley

    Presley We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Presley.

  • Popular Songs on Presley

    Popular Songs on Presley

    Elvis Presley - a song by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer

    Elvis Presley and America - a song by U2

    Elvis Presley Blues - a song by Gillian Welch

    Elvis Presley Blues - a song by Jimmy Buffett

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Presley

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Presley

    Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley/Tom Browning) - “Love me tender, love me sweet; / Never let me go. / You have made my life complete, / And I love you so.” Elvis Presley first sang "Love Me Tender" in the 1956 film of the same name. It was Presley's big screen debut and launched a stellar movie career. But it was the song, which Elvis co-wrote, that people took to their hearts. It is still one of his most popular. Now paired with Tom Browning's beautifully rendered paintings, these moving lyrics become a testament to the unconditional love between parent and child. A birthday, a walk in the park, that first tentative bike ride, and other special moments shared between a father and daughter make Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender an album full of precious memories. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Who Was Elvis Presley? (Geoff Edgers) - Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for the Who Was Elvis Presley? The King could not have come from more humble origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own—and a look that was all his own, too. With curled lip, swiveling hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, ushering in the age of rock and roll. Geoff Edgers’s fascinating biography of this icon of American pop culture includes black and white illustrations on nearly every spread. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Presley

    Famous People Named Presley

    Famous People Named Presley - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Presley.

  • Children of Famous People Named Presley

    Children of Famous People Named Presley

    Famous People Who Named Their Child Presley - Cindy Crawford (model/businesswoman, named her son Presley); Tanya Tucker (country musician, named her daughter Presley); Carmella Decesare (model, named her daughter Presley)

  • Historic Figures

    Presley - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Presley - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Presley.

Personality of the Girl Name Presley

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Presley

  • No Variations Found.
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