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 rare as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as rather trendy. At the modest peak of its usage in 2011, 0.072% of baby girls were named Presley. It was #227 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a marked drop in frequency since then, and is of only irregular use today. Out of all girl names in its family, Presley was nevertheless the most widely used in 2012. 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 Prezley, Prezli, Prezlie, Prezly, Parslea, Parslee, Parsleigh, Parsley, Parsli, Parslie, Parsly, Pershel, Pershele, Pershell, Pershelle, Prescill, Preslea, Presleigh, Presli, and Preslie.
† 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)"