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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ensley

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E is for exquisite, who could argue?

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Notable Persons Named Ensley

Ensley was born in 1961.


Ensley was born in 1819.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ensley

Niecy Nash is an actress, comedian, model, and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Niecy was given the name Carol Denise Ensley on February 23rd, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Evangeline Walton Ensley was a fantasy writer. Evangeline was born on November 24th, 1907 in Indianapolis. She passed away on March 11th, 1996.


Harold Edward Ensley was a radio and television personality, outdoor sports television pioneer, professional fisherman and outdoorsman, and noted fishing lure designer. Harold was born on November 20th, 1912 in Healy, Kansas. He left this life on August 24th, 2005.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 0 5
1945 5 0 5
1997 6 6 0
2000 9 9 0
2001 7 7 0
2002 8 8 0
2003 10 10 0
2004 13 13 0
2005 13 13 0
2006 19 19 0
2007 16 16 0
2008 23 17 6
2009 20 20 0
2010 26 26 0
2011 38 38 0
2012 54 54 0
2013 68 68 0
2014 66 66 0
2015 71 71 0
2016 76 76 0
2017 271 271 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Ensley

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ensley as a first name

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Popularity of Ensley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ensley U.S.
  White 77.83% 64.26%
  African American 15.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ensley

People with the last name Ensley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ensley

  • How Popular is the name Ensley? Ensley is the 11,926th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ensley was the 8,174th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ensley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 824 babies born with the first name Ensley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ensley to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ensley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ensley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ensley is Friday, June 5th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Ensley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ensley was in 2017 with a total of 271 babies.
  • Random Ensley Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ensley is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Ensley: Your name in reverse order is Yelsne. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eelsny. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ensley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,055 people with the last name Ensley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ensley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Ensley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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