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Ainsley 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 the Scottish borders.

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

Ainsley is also pronounced similarly to Ainslea, Ainsly, Annslea, Annsley, Anslea and Ansly. Another suggested similar baby name is Kinsley.

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Popularity of Ainsley

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

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Top 1000 ranking of Ainsley name in U.S.
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