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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kensley

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  • A submission from Nebraska, United States says the name Kensley means "Bright and independent" and is of English origin.
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Kensley is of American origin and means "Happy, light spirited!".
  • According to a user from North Carolina, United States, the name Kensley means "Deteirmined, independent".

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International Interest
  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Kensley

Kensley was born on June 26th, 1945 in Barbados.


Kensley Maloney is a sports team member for the Reading Town F.C.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1987 8 8 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 14 8 6
1990 13 8 5
1991 14 14 0
1992 11 11 0
1993 13 13 0
1994 23 16 7
1995 23 18 5
1996 34 28 6
1997 44 36 8
1998 46 38 8
1999 33 33 0
2000 41 41 0
2001 51 51 0
2002 75 69 6
2003 72 67 5
2004 83 75 8
2005 72 66 6
2006 90 80 10
2007 137 131 6
2008 190 173 17
2009 197 183 14
2010 256 240 16
2011 331 319 12
2012 393 380 13
2013 459 443 16
2014 494 480 14
2015 453 445 8
2016 606 594 12
2017 657 643 14
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Kensley

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Kensley as a first name

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Popularity of Kensley as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Kensley

  • How Popular is the name Kensley? Kensley is the 3,817th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kensley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,939 babies born with the first name Kensley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kensley to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kensley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Kensley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kensley is Tuesday, December 23rd, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Kensley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kensley was in 2017 with a total of 643 babies.
  • Random Kensley Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kensley ranks 94th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 46 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Kensley: Your name in reverse order is Yelsnek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kenleys. How do you pronounce that?

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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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