Definitions

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  • proper n. A common English place name.
  • proper n. A surname derived from the places.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. A female given name transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

Old English æsc ("ash tree") + leah ("wood, clearing"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ -- The producers are probably bummed she doesn't have some heart-tugging back story because Ashley has everything else.

    Michael Giltz: Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Boston

  • ASHLEY Cole has, reportedly, taken a picture of himself naked to the waist and the shot has ended up being sent by an unnamed sex texter to the phone of glamour model Sonia Wild who tells the tabloids that she replied with sexy shots of herself and thought she thought she was talking to Chelsea and England loyal family man Ashley but wasn't.

    Anorak News

  • : * breathing heavy*im ssorry im late * is breathing normal* i missed the bus so i ran here Ms. Reyes: alright Ashley we have new students so i moved around the seats u sit next to Christian can u plz raise ur hand Christian: * staring at Ashley* Ryan: dude snap out of it

    WN.com - Articles related to Catholic Charity and Sprint Tangle Over Texting

  • : * breathing heavy*im ssorry im late * is breathing normal* i missed the bus so i ran here Ms. Reyes: alright Ashley we have new students so i moved around the seats u sit next to Christian can u plz raise ur hand Christian: * staring at Ashley* Ryan: dude snap out of it * pushes him

    WN.com - Articles related to Catholic Charity and Sprint Tangle Over Texting

  • Pearl was thrilled that she would have a sister or brother, and she liked the name Ashley picked out, too, after the ultrasound confirmed it was a boy.

    The Promised World

  • He fills us in on some of what happens when the women return next week and what he calls Ashley H's extreme makeover.

    Chris Harrison: I Promise We Do Not Have a Bachelorette Picked

  • They say they hope someday these medical procedures, what they call the Ashley treatment, will be available to other disabled children.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2007

  • Salem police learned around June 13 that the woman, using the name "Ashley," was advertising herself on the website backpage.com, according to a police affidavit.

    All Stories

  • StarCraft II Pro Gamer Steven "Destiny" Bonnell Explains How TwitchTV Is Changing the Game Major League Gaming's Expansion Plan For 2012 Opens Up More Opportunities For Gamers And Advertisers Why Major League Gaming Is Thriving While Pro Sports Are Struggling Gamers Can Kill Osama Bin Laden in New Video Game Recreation of Assassination NEW YORK CITY - You may not know the name Ashley Eckstein, but you've heard her voice many times.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Ashley is the lead in the Apparition and a few other roles.

    Twilight Lexicon » Kellan and Ashley Still To Sign on the Dotted Line

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