Meaning and name origin
Kinsey \k(i)-nsey, kin-sey\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kinsey), is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kinsey is "king's victory". Surname. The name has an aristocratic, anglophile aura, softened by the feminine vowel ending. Literary: name of the heroine in Sue Grafton's successful series of murder mysteries.
Kinsey is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2092 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kinsey for girls. Kinsey reached its highest rank of #834 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Linsey. This name tends to be more commonly used than Kinsey.