Ainsley Name Meaning & Origin

Ainsley

Pronunciation: AYNZ-lee (key)

Origin of the name Ainsley:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname taken from the place-name Ainsley, which is derived from the name element Æne's or Ægen's and the Old English lēah (wood, clearing, meadow, enclosure).

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Meanings and history of the name Ainsley

means "meadow" in gaelic

From a surname which was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves mean either "Anne's field" or "hermitage field" from Old English ansetl "hermitage" and leah "field".

Famous real-life people named Ainsley

Ainsley Earhardt - News reporter on Fox News
Ainsley Howard (1983-), actress
Ainsley Harriott (1957-), television host and presenter

Ainsley in song, story & screen

Ainsley Hayes, Republican lawyer on The West Wing played by Emily Procter.

Ainsly Harriet, famous cook...used to have his own show on T.V.

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