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GenderFeminine & Masculine
PronouncedPron.AYNZ-lee
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Meaning & History

From a surname which was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".
VariantsAnsley, Ainslee, Ainslie English

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actresses, modern English, nature, place names, surnames, television, trees, y vowels
Entry updated August 26, 2016   Contribute