Presley - Meaning of Presley
[ 2 syll. pre-sley, pr-esl-ey ] The baby girl name Presley is also used as a boy name, though it is slightly more popular for girls. It is pronounced PREHZLiy- †. Presley is of Old English origin and it is used mainly in English. The meaning of Presley is 'priest's meadow'. It is derived from preost which means 'priest' ; leah 'wood, clearing, meadow'. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name and the surname as a given name. See Presley for more information.
Presley has 17 forms. Forms of the name include Presle, Preslea, Preslee, Presleigh, Presli, Preslie, Presly, Pressley, Presslie, Pressly, Prezlea, Prezlee, Prezleigh, Prezley, Prezli, Prezlie, and Prezly.
Presley is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2011, 0.072% of baby girls were named Presley. It was #227 in rank then. Out of all girl names in its family, Presley was the most widely used in 2011. Although Presley is today somewhat more frequently used for baby girls, there was a period from 1903 to 1903 when more boys were given the name. After 1998, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys.
Baby names that sound like Presley include Prezlee, Prezley, Prezli, Prezlie, Prezly, Parslea, Parslee, Parsleigh, Parsley, Parsli, Parslie, Parsly, Pershel, Pershele, Pershell, Pershelle, Prescill, Preslea, Presleigh, and Presli.
† Pronunciation for Presley: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"