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Gender: Female Meaning of Tenley: "burnt clearing" Origin of Tenley: English Tenley's Popularity in 2017: #746

The name Tenley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "burnt clearing". Tenley is ranked #746 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Alternatives to Bailey and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Tenley

Tenley Emma Albright, American Olympic. figure skater
Tenley Molzahn, American reality TV personality ("The Bachelor")
Tenley Reynolds (b. 2014), daughter of NFL player Chase Reynolds
Tenley Rose LeVasseur, daughter of reality TV personality Derrick LeVasseur of "Big Brother 16"

Pop Culture References for the name Tenley

Tenley Parrish, from the movie "Summer Catch"
Tenley Lockwood, from Gena Showalter's "Everlife" series


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