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Gender: Female Meaning of Kinsley: "king's meadow" Origin of Kinsley: English Kinsley's Popularity in 2017: #59

The name Kinsley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "king's meadow". Kinsley is ranked #59 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 "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

From the experts:

Kinsley, a name that straddles the line between cute and classy, continues to rise in popularity and is now one of the top girls' names starting with K. Kinsey is the name of the heroine of Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries and Tinsley gives the name a high society spin.

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Famous People Named Kinsley

Kinsley Scott Bingham, male U.S. Senator and governor of Michigan
Kinsley Kesler (b. 2013), daughter of ice hockey player Ryan Kesler
Kinsley Klassen (b. 2013), daughter of snowboarder Steve Klassen and subject of a viral video
Kinsley Bennett (b. 2015), daughter of rapper Chance the Rapper
Kinsley James Robinson Clark (b. 2015), daughter of actress Jenny Robinson and singer Travis Clark of We the Kings

Pop Culture References for the name Kinsley

Kinzley, Kinsly, Kinslie, Kinslea, Kingslie, Kingslea, Kingslee, Kinzlee, Kinzly, Kinzlea, Kinslee


cmailest Says:


This name became overrated so quick! In my opinion it does not age well. I can only picture a nine year old or under with this name.

Karen Says:


This sounds like such a cute name

Haids1987 Says:


Oh, I like this! It sounds cute and preppy to me. A sweet little ringlet-curled girl is what I picture.

kelly Says:


Not trashy at all. It's a British surname that sounds lovely as a first name as well.

kelly Says:


Fyi, It's not a made up name. It happens to be a family name. But, you are a for real asshole.

Abby Says:


I adore this name and the meaning. I'm thinking of using the name Kinsley Rue.

Jamanda83 Says:


Growing up I knew one Kinsley and he was a boy a year older than me. Now grown up I only know of one more Kinsley, a two year old little girl Kinsley Grace.

hmg1204 Says:


Would this work for a boy?

epowell Says:


I know so many with this name and I just don't like it. Sounds made up...even if it isn't.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Me too!

PuppyPaw Says:


I also do.

Guest Says:


it's cute!

madmaddie Says:


I know it’s one of those names that are considered “trashy” but I adore this!

ldougie Says:


Gah! So cute!