Given Name STANLEY

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: STAN-lee   [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname meaning "stone clearing" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was the British-American explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the man who found David Livingstone in Africa. As a given name, it was borne by American director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), as well as the character Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1947).

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DIMINUTIVE: Stan