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What does Kingsley mean?

Kingsley Pronunciation of Kingsley [kings-ley] as a boys' name is pronounced KINGS-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kingsley is "king's meadow". Novelist Kingsley Amis; actor Ben Kingsley.

Associated with: old english, king, meadow.


Kingsley has 9 variants: Kingslea, Kingslie, Kingsly, Kinsey, Kinslea, Kinslee, Kinsley, Kinslie and Kinsly.

Creative forms:
(male) Kingley, Kingsker, ..

(female) Kingslyn, Kingstie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kingsley Nehemiah (K.N.), ..

How popular is Kingsley?

Kingsley is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4141 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kingsley was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #747 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ainslea, Ainslee, Ainsley, Ainsly, Annsley, Ansley, Aynsley, Findley, Finley, Finndley (see Finlay), Finnley, Kenley, Kiley, Kingston, Kingswell, Kinney, Kirkley, Langley, Lindley, Lindsey, Linley, Linsey, Ransley, Ridgeley and Risley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kingsley.

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