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Gender: Male Meaning of Kingsley: "king's meadow" Origin of Kingsley: English Kingsley's Popularity in 2017: #654

The name Kingsley is a boy's name of English origin meaning "king's meadow". Kingsley is ranked #654 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? Boys with middles".

From the experts:

Kingsley is a sophisticated Harry Potter name that entered the US Top 1000 in 2013.

Writer Kingsley Amis is its most famous bearer. Cousin Kingston is also rising in popularity, thanks to Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's little boy.

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Famous People Named Kingsley

Kingsley William Amis, English poet and novelist
(Basil) Kingsley Martin, English journalist
Kingsley Coman, French footballer
(Howard) Kingsley Wood, English politician
Kingsley Benedict, American silent film actor
Kingsley Ofosu, Ghanaian ship stowaway portrayed in film "Deadly Voyage"
Kingsley aka King Russell, American YouTuber
Kingsley Doyle, son of novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Norman Kingsley Mailer, American novelist
Benjahmin Kingsley Stotijn (b. 2002), son of singers Anouk and Remon Stotijn

Pop Culture References for the name Kingsley

Kingsley Shacklebolt - Character from the Harry Potter series
Kingsley Owen, character on British TV series Fresh Meat
Kingsley Zissou, character from movie "The Life Aquatic"