Stanley: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Stanley

An Old English place name meaning "stony clearing." But you'll still have to school your little Stanley in "clearing" the stones from his pants pockets before you run them through the washer, because kids bring home all kinds of crap.

Nicknames:

Stan.

Famous people named Stanley:

Film director Stanley Kubrick; social psychologist Stanley Milgram; Nobel Prize winners Stanley Cohen and Stanley Prusiner; baseball player Stan Musial; Marvel comic creator Stan Lee (birth name: Stanley Martin Lieber); actors Stanley Tucci and Stan Laurel.

Fun fact:

Your little Stanley will love to read Jeff Brown's book Flat Stanley.

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