Meaning and Origin of: Kingsley

Kingsley is of Old English origin meaning "Ruler."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Ruler
  • English : Royal nature

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of the places so called, in Cheshire, Hampshire, and Staffordshire. These are all named in Old English as cyningeslēah ‘the woodland clearing (Old English lēah) of the king (cyning)’.