Gender: Male Meaning of Kingsley: "king's meadow" Origin of Kingsley: English Kingsley's Popularity in 2018: #644

The name Kingsley is a boy's name of English origin meaning "king's meadow". Kingsley is ranked #644 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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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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.