Meaning and Origin of: Kinsley

Meaning and Origin of Kinsley

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : king's meadow

What does Kinsley mean and stand for?

The name Kinsley is of English origin and means "king's meadow". Originally used a surname, it has risen in popularity for a girls' name over the years. Kinsley is from the given name Cynesige, which derives from the old English words cyne "royal" and sige "victory".

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Kinsley in West Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Chineslai ‘woodland clearing (Old English lēah) of a man called Cyne’.
  • Probably also an altered spelling of various like-sounding German names, such as Kinzler, Kinseli, Künzli or Künzle (see Kuenzli).


Kinsley is the number seventy-four most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been rising in popularity, entering the scene at 948 in 2005 and breaking the top 100 in 2015.

However, it is the 2nd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Kinsley was at its peak popularity in June 2019.

Kinsley has only recently begun to rise in popularity as a given name, especially with the high society version Tinsley rising. Before, it was most commonly used as a surname, as seen with Billy Kinsley, Colin Kinsley, and Michael Kinsley.

Where is it Popular?

Kinsley was searched for most often in the following states:

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