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Kinsey (boy)

What does Kinsey mean?

Kinsey Pronunciation of Kinsey [kin-sey] as a name for boys (also used more commonly as girls' name Kinsey) is of Old English origin, and the name Kinsey means "king's meadow". Kinsey is an alternate spelling of Kingsley (Old English): novelist Kingsley Amis.

Associated with: old english, king, meadow.


7 alternative forms via Kingsley: Kingslea, Kingsly, Kinslea, Kinslee, Kinsley, Kinslie and Kinsly.

Creative forms:
(male) Kaesey, Keasey, ..

(female) Kinel, Kinsan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kinsey Jet (K.J.), ..

How popular is Kinsey?

Kinsey is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2169 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kingsley (#747 last year) is the only popular alternative form of Kinsey (not ranked). Other variants, like Kingslea, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Kinsey was more pronounced in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kinsey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kinsey is pronounced similarly to Quincey. Other recommended names are Adney, Ainsley, Ainsly, Ansley, Arney, Aynsley, Benjey, Birley, Brinley, Canbey (see Canby), Conley, Denley, Dontey, Dorsey, Finley, Finnley, Fursey, Gilley, Halsey, Kacey, Kaine, Kaiser, Kaley, Kamrey, Kane, Kaniel, Kannen, Kasee, Kasey, Kayley, Keeley, Kelbey, Kelley, Kelsey, Kendel, Kenley, Kenly, Kenner, Kenney, Kenway, Kerbey (see Kirby), Key, Kiefer, Kieren, Kile, Kiley, Kimbel, King, Kinney, Kirbey (see Kirby), Kirkly (see Kirkley), Kirwen, Kobey, Kodey, Korey, Korrey (see Kory), Lindsey, Linley, Linsay, Linsey, Lyndsey, Lynley, Manley, Massey, Mersey, Mickey, Nickey, Pitney, Randey, Ransley, Tandey, Tanney, Toney and Wiley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kinsey.

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