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Presley is a name that makes a lot of people think of the iconic Elvis. However, it is a name that has been around since it was first mentioned in records from the 12th century. As a given name it has been mostly popular in the United States for baby girls. Although it is primarily used for girls, it does work well for baby boys making it a great gender-neutral name. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Presley:

Old English: Priest's meadow

Origin of the name Presley:

Old English. Presley was initially a surname coming from the Old English preost,[2] meaning “priest”, and leah meaning “forest clearing” which gives us “priest's meadow”.

Symbolism of the name Presley:

Warmhearted and straightforward symbolize what Presley stands for as a name.

Baby name Presley

Style of the name Presley:

Classic

Gender of the name Presley:

Presley is often considered a girl's name but has become favorable as a boy's name. This makes Presley a very gender-neutral name that is cute for all.

Pronunciation of the name Presley:

pr(e)-sley

Syllables in the name Presley:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Presley:

The name Presley evokes a feeling of warmth, compassion, and vulnerability.

Alternative spellings for the name Presley:

Pressley, Presslee

Nicknames for the name Presley:

Lee, Pres

Popularity of the name Presley:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Presley was ranked the 213th most popular girl name in 2020. As a boy's name it has not made it in the top 1000 most popular names in the last 20 years.

Related names for the name Presley:

Priestly, Pressly, Pressley

Great middle names for Presley and their meanings:

  • Blue (color)
  • Cameron (crooked nose)
  • Haven (safe harbor)
  • Lou (warrior)
  • Sage (wisdom)
  • Shea (stately)

Famous people with the name Presley:

Presley in movies/pop culture:

Beyond the surname Presley (almost exclusively Elvis Presley), there are no significant characters with the given name Presley.