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".
VARIANTS: Ansley, Ainslee, Ainslie (English)

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Entry updated August 26, 2016