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Ainsley is the name of American Actress Emily Procter's character on the TV series "The West Wing".
Charlie1977  7/24/2005
British television chef Ainsley Harriot.
hana  2/7/2006
My sister's name is Ainsley. She doesn't like it much but I think it's quite pretty.
viper  5/28/2006
A variant form of this is Ansley also spelled Anslee, Ansleigh and Anslie.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2006
Scottish, meaning "Anne's field" or "my meadow".
gretchen  6/13/2006
Can also be spelled Ainslea, Ainsleah, Ainslee, Ainsleigh and Ainsly. It is a very pretty name.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2006
I think this spelling is the best of the three, though they are all nice names.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
I think this is a very pretty name. Whoever has this name is lucky!
Taydbug112  9/12/2006
My name is Ainsley and I am in my late teens. I didn't like it very much until recently. I think I have grown into it and now I'm glad I don't have a very common name. Although it is getting more popular nowadays people are always intrigued when I tell them my name. Plus people tend to remember my name especially when I was at school as I was the only Ainsley in my year.
xainsleyx  10/21/2006
Ainsley is a beautiful, elegant name for a girl. I wish it were my name.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2006
This name fits a girl more than it does a boy!
Taydbug112  12/15/2006
I think this is a lovely -but not too frilly- name.
Katesy  12/29/2006
Really, /really/ dislike this name. It sounds very fragile and delicate, like a tender flower that, when you poke it falls to pieces. Just my opinion.
bobcat_explorer  4/1/2007
This is my name and I love it except I spell it Ainsleigh. Which is very pretty by the way.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2007
Ainsley Harriott is a British celebrity chef. His most well-known role is perhaps that of presenting the quick-fire cookery programme Ready Steady Cook.
LMS  8/5/2007
Ainsley Waugh is a Jamaican sprinter.
LMS  8/5/2007
Ainsley Brooks is currently an occasional extra on the British soap opera Eastenders.
LMS  8/5/2007
My little sister is Aynsley. She says she experiences a lot of trouble with pronunciation (when people see it) or with recognition (when people hear it). It's often mistaken for Ashley, or written as Ansley, never Ainsley (oddly enough).
Corae  8/8/2008
The Greek for Anna's Field is
Άννα πεδίο

The Hebrew form of Anna is Hannah.

The Hebrew form of Hannah's field would be
של חנה שדה

My granddaughter's name is Aynslee and, even at 5, she tells me that nearly everyone who meets her has a difficult time saying her name. She prefers to think of the name as meaning Anna's meadow or Hannah's meadow. Considering that it was once very rare for women to own any kind of property, she likes to believe that, at one time, a woman named Anna or Hannah owned a meadow. But she told me that there are times that she wishes she had a different name.
Deborah Reyes  1/8/2009
It's kind of cute. I can only see it as a girls name.
number1212  3/21/2009
Sounds like a very great and substantial name. Despite the -ley, it sounds fairly masculine. What a neat name!
Wilted  4/26/2009
There was a contestant in Cycle 14 of America's Next Top Model named Ainsley. I think she came in 7th overall.
wbbuff  5/14/2010
I'm an Ainsley, and I've always liked my name, I like the sound of it and most people seem to get it right. Never actually met another Ainsley though.
Lanthansparrow  7/25/2011
I love this name but when spoken aloud it sounds kind of nasal, like the speaker needs to blow their nose.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
I cannot stop loving this name! Too cute!
wishenough  10/6/2012
Variant of the name Ainsley; Aynsley.
aynsley44  2/13/2013
I named my firstborn Ainsley in 1986. I got the idea from Aynsley porcelain. Ashley was common then and I had never heard this name. I thought it was melodious. She likes her name but wishes she could find personalized products with her name.
Serious3258  8/21/2014
It's a nice name but I wish it didn't sound like "anus."
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
This name is adorable at a young age AND sophisticated as an adult. I personally love it!
― Anonymous User  5/12/2015
It's a nice name for a girl — can't imagine it being used for a boy!
xgirl  5/16/2015
My sister's name is Ainsley. She hates it. She says it's too delicate but I like delicate names. I guess that's why I like my name. My name is Tessa. Ainsley is a beautiful girl, if I had to say.
TessaGrace  6/9/2015
I like this name on a boy, can't stand it on a girl. I don't understand why people are saying it sounds delicate, it sounds extremely harsh and masculine, not even remotely pretty on a girl.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2015
I think this name is beautiful, and I like it on a girl. However, I don't despise it on a boy. I think this is one of the few, truly unisex names, and I just have a preference for it on a girl. The meaning "Anne's field" makes it a bit more feminine.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2015
Ainsley is a 14th century Irish name meaning "ONE from the MEADOW". It is a common name for men and women in England, Ireland, Scotland and becoming more popular in America.
Tmith813  12/8/2015
My name is Ainslie (IV). I am male and my first name goes back 4 generations. There were/are 6 male family members who have had Ainslie as a first name. I love that it is becoming a girls name in all its spelling variations. I have enjoyed meeting two young girls with that very pretty name. It is a name for the 21st century.
Ainslie  2/22/2016
I find this name to be very unflattering. I don't understand the appeal of it at all. First off, it starts off with "Ain" which immediately makes me think of the word, pain. (Ainsley Painsley) secondly, it ends in "sley" and those types of names are really ugly in my opinion (Ainsley, Ansley, Paisley) yuck!
Plus, Ainsley sounds way too modern, trendy & harsh. Also, immature and overly cutesy.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2016
My name is Aynsley! I like my name very much, but it is very hard to find other people with my name. It is also very hard to find things with my name on it, and if I do it is always spelled Ainsley. I do think it can be a very delicate name if you make it that way. I am not a very delicate person, therefore the people I know do not think of it as a delicate name.
― Anonymous User  8/30/2016
The name Ainsley is VERY pretty and elegant and more. I have a sister named Ainsley and I think it's lovely! It's very popular and hot.
ScarlettWatsonn  9/14/2016
The name Ainsley was given to 14 boys in the US in 2016. I much prefer it on boys myself.
Lady_Skywalker  5/16/2017
I kind of prefer it on a girl, but it's okay on a male. It is Ashley and it just seems different. Ashley is more simple and common, really.
XironDarkstar  12/11/2017
It was at a Frank Zappa concert when I first heard Aynsley, both the name and the drummer. I urge the web masters to add Aynsley Dunbar to the Namesakes sub-menu. I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned him here. I'm thrilled to be the first.

His accomplishments span decadees with a long list of music luminaries in performance and recording. He well deserves his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017, as a member of the band Journey.
Aethanael  1/28/2018
My good friend just announced the birthday of her new niece. The name chosen by her sister is
Ansleigh, in keeping with a more traditional Scottish and Irish spelling for girls.

I read older comments about the other pronunciations & spellings, both good and bad, including one that was crude.

But the way it's pronounced below has majesty, in my honest opinion.

She pronounces it ANNE'S-Leigh (& the *Leigh is pronounced "lay"). I love it for its relative rarity as well as how it sounds.
Aethanael  1/28/2018
My name is Ainsley and I was named after Ainsley Gotto, (both Australian). Ainsley Gotto recently passed away (March 2018). I was born in the late 1970s and as I grew up, I couldn't be but intrigued by my namesake.

Widely described as a trailblazer for women in politics and business, Ainsley Gotto was intelligent, hardworking and an astute business woman in her own right. At just 21 years of age, Ainsley Gotto was appointed the personal private secretary to Australia's then Prime Minister John Gorton (this is in effect the same as being appointed Chief of Staff). She was known to have a savage wit and disdain for political correctness. She was also very beautiful. She stayed classy until the end, ignoring the incessant rumour-mongers.

I have loved having an uncommon name and I really think that Ainsley Gotto was someone whose characteristics I admired and wanted to wear for myself!

I get called Ains most commonly which is okay with me. I also find my name difficult to pronounce myself. My maternal grandparents were Greek and couldn't pronounce it at all, instead calling me Angelia. That was okay with me too.
Ainsley  3/24/2018

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