Name: Stanley

Origin and Meaning of the Name Stanley

  • Meaning:
    Meadow that is stony
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (STAN lee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Stanley)
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Miscellaneous Info for Stanley

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Stanley was the name of the character played by Marlon Brando in the film "A Streetcar Named Desire", which is based upon the play by Tennessee Williams. Stanley is also a place name across the UK and the US.

    Morgan Stanley is an investment bank. A Stanley knife is the British name for a utility knife, as the Stanley Works is the major manufacturer of these knifes in Britain.

    Stan Lee (born Stanley Lieber) is the co-creator of various Marvel comic strips, such as Spiderman, X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk.

    Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, responsible for '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Spartacus'.

    One of the British Prime Ministers of the 1920s and 30s was Conservative leader Stanley Baldwin.

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Popularity Rank of Stanley (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Stanley - Rankings by Year

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