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Boy Name: Stanley

Name: Stanley
Pronunciation: \s-tan-ley, st(a)-nley\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: stony meadow
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Stanislas, Stanislaw, Stanislav
Variant forms: Stan, Stanlea, Stanlee, Stanly
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 106
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 228


Stanley \s-tan-ley, st(a)-nley\ as a boy's name is pronounced STAN-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Stanley is "stony meadow". Place name. Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick; actor Stanley Tucci.

Stanley has 4 variant forms: Stan, Stanlea, Stanlee and Stanly.

Baby names that sound like Stanley are Stanislas, Stanislaw and Stanislav.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Stanley.


Stanley is a very popular first name for men (#106 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#228 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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