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Stanley Meaning


What does Stanley mean?

The name Stanley is of English origin.

The meaning of Stanley is "near the rocky meadow".

Stanley is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Stan-ley.

The Given Name Stanley

Embraced by many parents, the name Stanley, is one of warmth and grace.

Elegant yet luminous, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Although often used, your chic little Stanley, is sure to make it all his own.

Stanley falls into the name categories classic, flower.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Stanley B. Prusiner, Stanley Baldwin, and Stanley Bruce.

Stanley Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 707 in baby name popularity for boys with 339 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 703 in baby name popularity for boys with 349 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Stanley has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Stanley Name Popularity Page.

Stanley Related Names

Stanley has the diminutive (nickname) Stan.

Famous Stanleys

  • Stanley B. Prusiner ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1997
  • Stanley Baldwin ~ British Prime Minister (1923-1924; 1924-1929; 1935-1937)
  • Stanley Bruce ~ Australian Prime Minister (1923-1929)
  • Stanley Cohen ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1986
  • Stanley Kowalski ~ A Streetcar Named Desire character
  • Stanley Kubrick ~ Film Director
  • Stanley Matthews ~ Soccer Player
  • Stanley Tucci ~ Actor

Stanley Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Stanley.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Stanley are often enchanting and merry but most of all they are read more >>

Stanley Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Stanley in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Stanley.

Just for fun, see the name Stanley in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Stanley in Nautical Flags page.