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Presley Meaning and Origin

The name Presley is a unisex name meaning “lives by the heath” and is of English origin. Presley is a surname derived from the Old English words “preost” meaning “priest” and “leah” meaning “meadow” or “clearing.” It was originally an occupational surname for someone who worked as a priest or who lived near a priest’s meadow. The name Presley gained popularity as a given name in the 20th century, largely due to the fame of American singer and actor Elvis Presley. Today, the name Presley is still primarily used as a first name, but it remains a relatively uncommon choice. It is more popular for girls than for boys, although it is used for both genders.

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