Origin:British
Popularity:930
Meaning:only hermitage wood or clearing
Go, Ainsley, go! This British name (pronounced AYNZ-lee) has been an established surname since the 11th century. It hit the US baby-name charts at the turn of the century, but only on the female list; it hasn’t been as well received by parents of baby boys. Ainsley has a charming vagueness, yet it’s totally memorable and, because it’s popular but not super-popular, it’s a lovely choice for your little (female) one.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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