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pinWhat does Ainsley mean?

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.


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

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

Ainsley has 1 feminine form: Ansley.

Kreatif forms: Aaainsley, Auainsley. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ainsley for boys. Ainsley has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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Ainsley is alike in pronunciation to Winslow. Other suggested similar baby names are Angel, Anjel, Annsleigh, Ansel, Ansell, Anselm, Anselme, Anselmi, Anselmo, Ansleigh, Ardsley, Findley, Finley, Finnley, Kingsley, Kinsey, Kinslea, Kinslee, Kinsley, Kinsly, Lindley, Linley, Linsey, Ransley and Risley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ainsley.