Presley - Meaning of Presley

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[ 2 syll. pre-sley, pr-esl-ey ] The baby boy name Presley is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being somewhat more common. It is pronounced as PREHZLiy- †. Presley is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name is of the meaning priest's meadow. It is from the elements 'preost' meaning priest ; 'leah' wood, clearing, meadow. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from a place name. The surname was borne by the US singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977).

The name Presley is widely used; it has 21 variants. Variants include Pres, Presle, Preslea, Preslee, Presleigh, Presli, Preslie, Presly, Presslee, Pressley, Prestley, Prestly, Prezlea, Prezlee, Prezleigh, Prezley, Prezli, Prezlie, Prezly, Priestley, and Priestly.

See also the related categories, wood, english, and priest (theologian).

Presley is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1903 with 0.007% of baby boys being given the name Presley. Its ranking then was #832. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is now of irregular use. Among all boy names in its group, Presley was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Though Presley is somewhat used more commonly as a girl name today, there was a period from 1903 to 1903 that it was more popular with boys. From 1998 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Presley.

Baby names that sound like Presley include Prezlee, Prezley, Prezli, Prezlie, Prezly, Parle, Peril, Perile, Peveral, Peveralle, Peverel, Pierrell, Preslea, Preslee, Presleigh, Presli, Preslie, Presly, Presslee, and Pressley.

† 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)"

A famous person named Presley is Rock Musician, Elvis Presley, born 8 January 1935 - 16 August 1977, Tupelo, Mississippi.

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