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Ainsley (boy)

What does Ainsley mean?

Ainsley Pronunciation of Ainsley [ains-ley] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Ainsley) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ainsley is "only hermitage wood or clearing". Originally a place name: either Annesley or Ansley. Also transferred use of the Scottish surname Ainslie, which is borne by a powerful family long established in Scotland. The name is used for both sexes.

Associated with: old english, wood (tree), clearing (meadow), surname, powerful.


Ainsley has 7 variants: Ainslee, Ainsleigh, Ainslie, Ansley, Aynslee, Aynsley and Aynslie.

7 more alternative forms via Ainslie, Ansley: Ainslea, Ainsly, Annslea, Annsley, Anslea, Anslie and Ansly.

1 feminine form: Ansley.

Creative forms:
(male) Ainsael, Ainsal, ..

(female) Ainsae, Ainslia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ainsley Rylan (A.R.), ..

How popular is Ainsley?

Ainsley is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#32609 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ainsley has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ainsley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ainsley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ainsley is alike in pronunciation to Winslow. Other suggested similar names are Ackley, Adley, Adney, Aimerey, Aindrea, Alley, Andrey, Anse, Ansel, Ardley, Ardsley, Ardsly (see Ardley), Arley, Arney, Asheley (see Ashley), Ashley, Atley, Attley, Audley, Beasley, Bentley, Birkley, Birley, Bosley, Brindley, Brinley, Chesley, Conley, Crosley, Denley, Dunley, Dunnley (see Dunley), Findley, Finley, Finndley (see Finlay), Finnley, Gilley, Grimsley, Handley, Hanley, Henley, Horsley, Huntley, Kenley, Kiley, Kingsley, Kinney, Kinsey, Kinslea, Kinslee, Kinsley, Kinsly, Kirkley, Langley, Lesley, Lindley, Lindsey, Linley, Linsey, Lynley, Manley, Paisley, Penley, Pennley, Presley, Ransley, Ridley, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Wesley, Wessley, Willey and Wrisley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ainsley.

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