Meaning and Name Origin
Ainsley \a(i)-ns-ley, ain-sley\ 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.
Ainsley has 1 feminine form: Ansley.
Ainsley is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#26885 out of 88799, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ainsley for boys. Ainsley has yet to be recorded in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Kinsley. Like Ainsley, this name is not commonly used.