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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 That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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"


headintheclouds Says:


Was first introduced to Kingsley by Kingsley Shacklebolt in Harry Potter. It's one of the few surname names I actually like. Kingsley is stylish, vintage+classic-sounding and handsome, but there's also a swashbuckling vibe to it that reminds me of the dapperness of the spies from the Kingsman: The Secret Service movie- and not just because the title has the word "King" in it (if you've seen the movie, you'll know what I mean)!

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I've never been attracted to most of the popular boy names nowadays. 'Timeless classics' such as James and David are boring, while 'Modern' choices like Bentley, Jagger and Paxton make me flinch. It's names like Kingsley - so elegant and stylish and sophisticated and charming, which appeal to me the most.

wavygirl Says:


so COOL!!!! Kingsley James... :)

indiefendi2 Says:


I thought I commented on this already but anyway I adore it. It's so cute and REGAL 😜

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KaylaReneeFlores Says:


My boy chihuahua's name is Kingsley. 😁💚💙💜💛

Waverly123 Says:


Harry Potter!!! Sorry, couldn't help myself. I just picker the great, towering man dressed in fancy robes. Nice name though.