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Meaning and name origin

Ainsley \a(i)-ns-ley, ain-sley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.


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

There is 1 feminine form of Ainsley: Ansley.


Ainsley is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#26885 out of 88799, Top 30%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ainsley for boys. Ainsley has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ainsley name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ainsley is also pronounced similarly to Ainslea, Ainsly, Annslea, Annsley, Anslea and Ansly. Another suggested similar baby name is Kinsley. Like Ainsley, these names are not commonly used.