Kinsley Name Meaning

A sweet moniker with modern appeal, Kinsley means “king’s clearing.” A village in West Yorkshire, England, she’s also a rare place name.

Kinsley has rocketed to the top of the charts in popularity, first hitting the U.S. Top 100 in 2016. Before that, she was rarely heard, only appearing on the Top 1000 for the first time in 2005. She’s right on the money when it comes to current styles, her cutesy feel similar to rising stars Kenzie and Sadie. She is very much a trendy name, riding the wave of the -ley ending tsunami that ushered in Finley, Paisley, and Presley.

She’s not at all a tomboy name, instead choosing to surround herself with all things pink and plush. Kinsley is a modern day princess name, the ultimate girly girl with a mind for sparkles and glitter. She isn’t one for the outdoors, choosing patent Mary Janes over tennis shoes any day. When she’s not twirling at dance class, she can be found hosting divine tea parties with her favorite dolls.

Little Kinsley is packed with personality and is sure to leave parents smitten with her sugar-sweet sound. She does come with an alternate spelling in Kinslee, though Kinsley is much more common.

Infographic of Kinsley name meaning, which is Derived from an English place name, Kinsley means king’s clearing.
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Kinsley Name Popularity

How popular is the name Kinsley? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Kinsley was the 63rd most popular girls name, representing 0.2799% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Kinsley has been the 779th most popular girls name, representing 0.0169% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 3,609 5 0.0003%
1990 0 0%
1991 3,821 5 0.0003%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 3,525 5 0.0003%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 1,750 40 0.0027%
1998 2,009 29 0.0019%
1999 1,589 54 0.0036%
2000 1,485 70 0.0046%
2001 1,368 84 0.0056%
2002 1,295 96 0.0064%
2003 1,169 128 0.0084%
2004 1,174 134 0.0088%
2005 916 221 0.0145%
2006 843 267 0.0171%
2007 736 345 0.0219%
2008 559 504 0.0326%
2009 417 721 0.0482%
2010 303 1,023 0.071%
2011 215 1,439 0.101%
2012 180 1,726 0.1211%
2013 161 1,959 0.1376%
2014 131 2,425 0.1664%
2015 113 2,768 0.1902%
2016 87 3,360 0.233%
2017 59 4,028 0.2886%
2018 63 3,846 0.2799%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Kinsley

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What names are diminutives of Kinsley?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Kinsley sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Kinsley, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lee

Meadow or pasture

English


What names are variants of Kinsley?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Kinsley.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kinslee

What names sound like Kinsley?

If you like how Kinsley sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Kinsley.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kenzie

Son of Coinneach

Scottish

#342 (0.0626%)  
Kinley

White warrior

Irish

#322 (0.0691%)  

What names are similar to Kinsley?

Find a name that’s like Kinsley, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abby

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

#453 (0.0455%)  
Addison

Son of Adam

English

#35 (0.3787%)  
Brooklyn

Broken land

English

#47 (0.3356%)  
Emerson

English

Hadley

Heather meadow

English

#103 (0.2082%)  
Kennedy

Helmeted head

Irish

#59 (0.285%)  
Mackenzie

Son of Coinneach

Scottish

#105 (0.2041%)  
Paisley

Church

Scottish

#52 (0.3146%)  
Rylee

Rye clearing

Irish

#101 (0.2095%)  
Skylar

Noble scholar

English

#50 (0.3183%)  

Lists With Kinsley

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Siblings of Kinsley

Mamas with kids named Kinsley also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

#1 (1.4439%)  

3 Comments

  1. My darling husband is the one who suggested Kinsley and as soon as I heard the name, I knew it was perfect for our little girl. I love that it is a name that is not always heard since her sister has a very common name, like my husband and I do.

  2. I chose kinsley because it sounded good with her middle name that my sister insisted on her having

  3. I just always liked the name Kinsley and thought it was perfect for what I felt her personality would be like


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