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Gender: Female Meaning of Tenley: "burnt clearing" Origin of Tenley: English Tenley's Popularity in 2018: #752

The name Tenley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "burnt clearing". Tenley is ranked #752 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Alternatives to Bailey and discussed in our forums with posts like "Mix & Match the Previous Signature!".

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This name is currently best known on The Bachelorette's Tenley Molzahn. In the 1950s, it was attached to the Olympic figure skating champion Tenley Albright, and Jessica Biel played a Tenley in the movie Summer Catch. For our part, even with its trendy "ley" ending we think there are far better options.

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connor Says:


Why is this only a girl's name?

roseofjune Says:


This feels too prissy and brittle. I'm surprised it's in the top 1000, I've never heard of it before.

rubylayla Says:


I find this name to be unique and pretty! Definitely a girls name!

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like this better on a boy.

Tenley Gould Says:


I was born in the late 60's and my parents both had known of the Olympic skater Tenley Albright and they loved the name. Whenever I give someone my name, they almost always comment about it, either saying that it's "pretty", " beautiful", "different", or " unique".

Zelliew Says:


This is the first time I've come across it

Tenley Says:


My name is Tenley, and I love how beautiful and unique it is :)

TarynAmber Says:


Saw this is a novel (Clipped Wings) and thought it was made up. I was surprised to see it on here as a "legitimate" name.

HatGirl Says:


i know 1 little girl named this