Name: Ainsley

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ainsley

  • Meaning:
    Hermitage in or at the clearing or wood
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    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (AYNS lee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ainsley

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A derivative of Ansley, a Scottish surname of a habituation nature. Has enjoyed moderate success in the latest trend of choosing surnames as given names. Traditionally a masculine name, it is sometimes used in these modern times for a girl.

    The name is borne by male celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott. It was also the name of a female character in the US television series 'The West Wing'.

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