Given Name AINSLEY

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AYNZ-lee   [details]

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".

Categories

actresses, modern English, nature, place names, surnames, television, trees, y vowels
VARIANTS: Ansley, Ainslee, Ainslie (English)