- The definition of Ashley is a first name that is most often given to females.
An example of someone named Ashley is Ashley Olson.
- Ashley is defined as a river in South Carolina.
An example of the Ashley River is the river that is 40 miles in length that flows through South Carolina and ends at the Charleston Harbor.
- Ashley was originally a male given name, but since the sixties it has also been given to women, particularly in the U.S.A. as the top name for girls in 1991 and 1992.
From Old English æsc (“ash tree”) + leah (“wood, clearing”).