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What does Kinsey mean?

Kinsey Pronunciation of Kinsey as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Kinsey) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kinsey is "king's victory". Surname. The name has an aristocratic, anglophile aura, softened by the feminine vowel ending. Literary: name of the heroine in Sue Grafton's successful series of murder mysteries.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, king (queen), victory, surname, aristocratic (noble), literary, heroine


VARIANTS Kinnsee, Kinnsey, Kinnsie, Kinsee, Kinsie, Kinzee



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How popular is Kinsey?

Kinsey is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#2169 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kinsey was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #834 in the U.S. in 1998, and is at #1583 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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Similar Names

Kinsey is pronounced similarly to Kenzy, Kinzie and Quincey. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ailey, Ainsley, Betsey, Bianey, Billey, Bonney, Brinley, Caisey, Casey, Caysey, Cissey, Conney, Deney, Eiley, Gipsey, Hatsey, Janney, Josey, Kacey, Kaeley, Kailey, Kascey, Kasey, Kassey, Kasy, Kathey, Kaysey, Kealey, Kelley, Kelsey, Khloey, Kilea, Kiley, Kimber, Kimmy, Kimy, Kine, Kinisha, Kirby, Kirsi, Kirstee, Kirsty, Kisha, Kismet, Kissie, Kittey (see Katherine), Kitty, Kodey, Konny, Kristy, Krysty, Libbey, Lindey, Lindsey, Linsay, Linsey, Lyndsey, Lynnsey, Lynsey, Mersey, Nainsey, Nansey, Pansey, Ramsey, Ripley, Sidney, Sissey, Stasey, Tansey, Tilley, Trasey and Yancey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kinsey.

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