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From places in England, Old English stān (stone) + lēah (meadow). Equivalent to stone +‎ -ley (lea).

  • The given name has also been used as an anglicisation of Stanisław, Stanislav and related names.


  • IPA(key): /ˈstænli/
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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A habitational surname from Old English.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname. Popular in early 20th century.
  3. Any of several places, outside England named for persons with the surname:
    1. A town, the capital of the Falkland Islands, also known as Port Stanley.
    2. A small town in north-west Tasmania, Australia.
    3. A small town near Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.
    4. A ghost town in the Cariboo region, British Columbia, Canada.
    5. A village in York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
    6. A neighbourhood near the centre of Alexandria, Egypt.
    7. A coastal town in Hong Kong, also known as Chek Chue.
    8. A number of places in the United Kingdom:
      1. A village in Derbyshire, England.
      2. A former coal town and civil parish in County Durham, England (OS grid ref NZ1953).
      3. A small village in the Staffordshire Moorlands district, Staffordshire, England.
      4. A village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.
      5. A hamlet in the village of Bremhill, Wiltshire, England.
      6. A village north of Perth in Perth and Kinross council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NO1033).
    9. A number of places in the United States:
      1. An unincorporated community in Napa County, California.
      2. The former name of an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California, now Turk.
      3. A tiny town in Custer County, Idaho.
      4. An unincorporated community in Hart Township, Warrick County, Indiana.
      5. A tiny city in Buchanan County and Fayette County, Iowa.
      6. A neighborhood of Overland Park, Kansas; suburb of Kansas City.
      7. An unincorporated community in Daviess County, Kentucky.
      8. A village in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
      9. An unincorporated community in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.
      10. A hamlet in the town of Seneca, Ontario County, New York.
      11. A town in Gaston County, North Carolina.
      12. A small city, the county seat of Mountrail County, North Dakota.
      13. A town in Page County, Virginia.
      14. A small city in Chippewa County and Clark County, Wisconsin.
      15. A town in Barron County, Wisconsin.


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