Ainsley meaning

: Only Hermitage Wood, Clearing

Ainsley Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \a(i)-ns-ley, ain-sley\
Number of People 👶 17,000
Rate in 2021 714
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 English
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Ainsley Name Meaning

The name Ainsley has Scottish origins and is commonly used as a given name for both boys and girls. It is derived from the Scottish surname Ainslie, which in turn comes from the place name Ainslie, a small village in Scotland.

The meaning of the name Ainsley can vary slightly depending on different sources. One interpretation suggests that it means "one's own meadow" or "clearing in the field." This reflects a connection to nature and open spaces.

Ainsley is a name that has gained popularity in recent years, particularly as a unisex name. Its versatility and unique sound make it an appealing choice for parents seeking a modern yet timeless name for their child.

It's worth noting that while names often have historical meanings or associations, individual interpretations and personal connections can also play a significant role in how someone perceives their own name.

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Ainsley made her debut on the female naming charts in the United States only this century (2001). In the United States, this name has been used for both men and women, although it is never enough for the boys to even make the lists. When Ainsley first appeared on the women's charts in 2001, she jumped to a fairly respectable position of #481. Off to a good start, no doubt. In the last 10 years, the name has advanced a little over 100 places on the charts, but its use is still only moderate. In the last 10 years, perhaps around 10,000 girls are given this name in total. And even though the name is technically unisex, in America we pretty much consider it to be almost exclusively female. Because the name is non-gender specific and derived from a surname, it has an androgynous resonance to it. Ainsley isn't frilly or flowery - but she is cute and pretty. It's never been overused, so it's not very common; Thus, making this one of an original 'solitaire' choice!

Famous people named Ainsley

Ainsley Harriott (Famous British Chef)

Ainsley Bennett (Olympic Athlete)

Ainsley Earhardt (TV Journalist)

Ainsley Gotto (Australian Businesswoman)

Ainsley Battles (Soccer Player)

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

I think It's the most horrible name I have ever ever heard. It's harsh and awkward and just plain ugly I wouldn't even consider calling a pet this name It's awful. If you can't rhink of a nicer name to call your child then please get a pet fish first and use this ghastly name on it before calling a human Ainsley ❤️

01/14/2024 00:00:00

This is my name, and I was born in 1988 right around its popularity peak, so I knew plenty of Amys growing up. It's easy to pronounce and spell, including by people from a variety of other cultures. i've always liked it.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I am 15 years old and my name is spelled ainsly it is annoying I will admit that people are constantly no always spelling my name wrong but It's okay because my friends call me sly I used to hate my name but it rhymes with some words I like to say so that's dope I don't know what else I❤️d say about my name except for the fact that It's finally growing on me

01/14/2024 00:00:00

Our 10 year old daughter is named Ainsley. We changed her name a month or so before she was born. We had thought we would name her Annalise, until we were watching West Wing. The character Ainsley was mentioned, and my husband told me he thought that was the most beautiful name he had ever heard. He doesn't usually have such a strong reaction to names, so I thought we should change her name to Ainsley. She loves it, and it fits her personality. We used Corinne as her middle name.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

Our daughter is names Ainsley, so far we haven't come acrodd anyone else who has this name :) We absolutely love it... Obviously

01/01/2024 14:00:16

My daughter is named Ainslee. She is 11 and loves her name.

12/22/2023 04:47:12

I really love your name! If I had antoher daughter, I would want to name her Natalie. We've always chosen'the names early...we like being able to call the baby by its name long before birth.

12/21/2023 02:55:28

My name isAinsley and everywhere I go people spell it or pronounce it wrong a teacher in my school calls calls me Ansley and when and once I went to Starbucks and they spelled it anslliy and once for some reason they spelled it wansley were did that come from but I love the name

11/25/2023 22:41:20

I think this is a beautiful name. I am currently pregnant, and if this baby is a girl then Ainsley may be her name.

10/23/2023 15:36:18

I read this name as a Scottish last name in a short story. I think it makes a beautiful first name for a girl yet retains a lot of stren'th so it could work for a boy as well.

10/17/2023 13:50:10

My husband and I are considering naming our daughter this when she's born in April I like that It's unique without being bizarre. So far, when i've mentioned the name to othe's, i've gotten a good response.

10/08/2023 12:39:08

My daughter who is now 10 is named Ainsley. We have only enountered 2 other girls with the'same name in that time. We LOVE her name, and often get really positive feedback about it. Our daughter is turning out strong, yet feminine just like her name! PS it also looks good on the back of her hockey sweater :)

09/20/2023 17:55:32

My daughter's name is Aisley (without the 'n'), but that name does not exist according to this site. i've only ever encountered one other Aisley and that was a girl who lived in my dorm freshman year of college. I thought it was beautiful then and when I was pregnant and looking for names, I came across Ainsley and remember Aisley. I think It'sounds much less awkward without the 'n' stopping the flow of air in the middle of the word and It's more unique!

08/30/2023 16:43:50

I love my name . My dad named new Ainsley before I was born. My dad loved his name because he knew of a girl named Ainsley that went to his high school, and now she's on the news. I am 7, and my names Ainsley.

07/26/2023 18:15:56

We named our last child (son) Jayce Michael in 2020. I liked Jason but it is way too common so I found this name. Alot of people think you are saying Chase or when'they see It'spelled think It's Jaycee. I hate that! I did see a 1st birthday announcement of a girl named Jayce the other day.

07/22/2023 09:56:06

Ainsley is my mothe's name but she turned out to be a horrible person to me...

06/25/2023 11:05:08

I came across the name ainsley while I was going trough a baby name book. I love the name I am 5 1/2 mos. Pregnant with a girl and ainsley is most likely going to be her name

06/09/2023 14:12:20

My daughter's name is Ainsley. Sometimes it is mispronouced as Annsley. Most people say they like it. Three days before she was born in August of 2015 a baby girl was named Ainsley in the'same hospital outside of Philadelphia PA. I have since met 4 other people who know an Ainsley

06/03/2023 04:30:06

I'm a girl Ainsley and I love my name. People almost always mispell and mispronounce it, but It's unique and always such a great conversation starter. People have asked me before : "Did your parents name you after a video game character❤️" "Is Ainsley a character from Shakespeare❤️" Funniest thing was when I went for a job interview and the boss exclaimed "Ains-what❤️ Thats too hard for me to pronounce, can I call you Einstein instead❤️!"

05/12/2023 11:08:34

This is my name :) Harmony Rose. I <3 it, and live up to the name well! My parents got it from the Elton John song of the'same name. It is the last song on his "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album. Love it!

02/18/2023 10:16:56

We love this name for our daughter. It's pretty and not that common. But I'm really surprised that people pronounce it wrong so much! I thought it would be easy! People always try to say uh-LANN-uh or uh-LAY-nuh.

02/11/2023 20:27:50


01/29/2023 01:15:04

My name is Ainsley and I'm in my 50's. Until very recently I'd only met two other female Ainsleys in my life. It was mostly a boy's name when I was kid, and I know of many more male Ainsleys over a certain age than female ones. It gets mispronounced and misspelled a lot, but mostly people tell me how much they love it or of their niece/granddaughter who shares the name. I am very grateful for it and so happy that I wasn't given a more common name.

01/27/2023 14:34:20

This is my 6 year old daughters name'she loves the way it is spelt it looks pretty when you write is she'says. There is four other Hayley's in her form so it helps her'stand out from them

01/12/2023 01:20:00

i know an ainsley, and one time this girl accidentally called her ANGUS. PAAHAHAHHAH xD it was funny

01/08/2023 17:59:00


12/10/2022 00:07:38

This is our dog's name but we spelled it Lila, pronounced Lyla. I love this name and would have used it for my daughter but she is fair not a dark beauty, so our gorgeous black puppy got it instead.

11/08/2022 14:00:30

Our 5 yr old daughter is named Ainsley, It'suits her perfectly. Gentle and melodic with great stren'th behind it.

11/07/2022 05:05:34

I am currently 31 weeks pregnant with our second daughter and we are planning on naming her Ainsley. Both my husband and I are of Scottish descent and we wanted a name that was beautiful, unique and paid homage to the heritage that we love so much! I can't wait to meet her!

10/06/2022 06:02:34

My name is Ainsley at first I didn't like my name but now as I get older I realize how unique it is and now I think any mom looking for a good name that is unique Ainsley is the perfect one❤️

07/24/2022 05:21:36

This is my name and I think It's really nice! I always get compliments about it!

04/11/2022 11:38:42

This is my youngest daughters name but I spell it Katelynne. I love the name!

03/28/2022 03:36:18

I'm 31 and named Ainsley. i've always loved It's uniqueness. I have encountered only 3 other Ainsleys. I really do love my name.

12/21/2021 01:06:00

I am 54 and named Ainsley. I have always loved and enjoyed the name. Sometimes people say it wrong, but not that often. i've had a few children named after me, but don't know anyone my age with the name. I feel special with this unusual name and love seeing the popularity increase!

08/16/2021 01:14:06

My 11 1/2 year old daughter is named Ainsley. i've always loved her name and we've only met a few othe's with that name in the entire 11 1/2 years. She does say that'some adults mispronounce it, or will call her Ashley, but for the'slight inconvenience of correcting the odd person who just can't seem to read...It's worth it that'she has a "unique" name, but not one that's too strange.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Ainsley?
The origin of the name Ainsley is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Ainsley?
Only Hermitage Wood, Clearing
*️⃣ How many people are named Ainsley?
Almost 17000 people are named Ainsley.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Ainsley?
The names of Aria, Ari, Arrow, Arie, Aura