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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ainsley mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ainsley

"Ainsley" is a name of English origin, and it means "Person from Annesley or Ansley, England". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A male given name
  2. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Ainsley

Ainsley Harriott is a chef, television presenter, and entertainer. He has had major accomplishments since 1988. Ainsley was born on February 28th, 1957 in London.

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Ainsley Earhardt is a journalist. She holds the title Anchor/Correspondent at Fox News Channel and Anchor/Correspondent atFox News Channel. She was most active from 2000 to present. Ainsley was born Ainsley Earhardt in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a soccer player for the Ipswich Town F.C., Arsenal F.C., England national under-17 football team, England national under-18 football team, and England national under-19 football team. Ainsley was born on August 29th, 1997 in Goodmayes, London, England.

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Ainsley Howard is an actress. She was most prominent from 2006 to 2006. Ainsley was born Ainsley Howard in 1983 in Lancashire.

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Ainsley was born in 1946.

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Ainsley was born on July 22nd, 1954.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ainsley

Jacqui was born on November 28th, 1981 in UK.

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Jason Ainsley is a soccer player for the Spennymoor Town F.C., Guisborough Town F.C., Spennymoor United F.C., Bishop Auckland F.C., Hartlepool United F.C., Inglewood United SC, Blyth Spartans A.F.C., Jurong FC, Gateshead F.C., Balestier Khalsa FC, Barrow A.F.C., and Durham City A.F.C. Jason was born on July 30th, 1970 in Stockton-on-Tees, England.

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George Ainsley was a soccer player for the Sunderland A.F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., Leeds United F.C., and Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. George was born on April 15th, 1915 in South Shields. He breathed his last breath in 1985.

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Jack Ainsley is a soccer player for the Ipswich Town F.C., Rushden & Diamonds F.C., Histon F.C., Chelmsford City F.C., Lowestoft Town F.C., and England national under-17 football team. Jack was born on September 17th, 1990 in Ipswich, England.

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William was born on June 30th, 1898. He left this life on June 23rd, 1976.

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How popular is the baby name Ainsley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 5 0 5
1952 5 0 5
1961 7 7 0
1963 6 0 6
1965 5 5 0
1969 10 5 5
1970 7 7 0
1971 5 5 0
1972 16 10 6
1973 10 10 0
1974 11 5 6
1975 16 11 5
1976 17 10 7
1977 20 12 8
1978 13 13 0
1979 23 16 7
1980 21 14 7
1981 23 17 6
1982 30 23 7
1983 34 25 9
1984 21 21 0
1985 35 29 6
1986 45 39 6
1987 59 46 13
1988 76 67 9
1989 80 74 6
1990 91 84 7
1991 76 76 0
1992 73 73 0
1993 74 68 6
1994 66 61 5
1995 78 72 6
1996 90 82 8
1997 84 77 7
1998 121 112 9
1999 109 109 0
2000 129 124 5
2001 590 578 12
2002 646 636 10
2003 697 686 11
2004 778 764 14
2005 698 691 7
2006 701 693 8
2007 710 703 7
2008 734 719 15
2009 778 770 8
2010 903 898 5
2011 905 891 14
2012 945 930 15
2013 982 971 11
2014 1,012 1,000 12
2015 982 965 17
2016 979 965 14
2017 908 898 10

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Popularity of Ainsley as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ainsley U.S.
  White 84.22% 64.26%
  African American 8.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ainsley

People with the last name Ainsley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ainsley

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  • How Popular is the name Ainsley? Ainsley is the 1,939th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ainsley was the 37,076th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ainsley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,539 babies born with the first name Ainsley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ainsley to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ainsley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ainsley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ainsley is Tuesday, October 5th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Ainsley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ainsley was in 2014 with a total of 1,000 babies.
  • Random Ainsley Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ainsley ranks 94th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 10 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Ainsley: Your name in reverse order is Yelsnia. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsyniea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ainsley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 602 people with the last name Ainsley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ainsley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ainsley as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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