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Gender: Female Meaning of Tinsley: "Tynni's meadow" Origin of Tinsley: English surname Tinsley's Popularity in 2017: #837

The name Tinsley is a girl's name meaning "Tynni's meadow". Tinsley is ranked #837 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names Ending in Ley and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer introduced this one to the hoi polloi. Its similarity to the trendy Kinsley boosts its profile. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2016.

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Famous People Named Tinsley

Tinsley Randolph Mortimer, American socialite
Tinsley Beane (b. 2008), daughter of baseball manager Billy Beane; twin of brother Brayden
Tinsley Lindley, English male footballer
Tinsley Ellis, American male blues singer
Boyd Tinsley, American male violinist for Dave Matthews Band
C.C Tinsley, famed private detective from 1920s who disappeared looking for the Sodder children

Pop Culture References for the name Tinsley

Tinsley Adea Carmichael, character in the "It Girl" book series
Tinsley Wharton, minor character on the TV show "Degrassi"
The Tinsley Cooling Towers, demolished in 2008


Alesha1 Says:


I secretly love this name! I haven't met anyone who doesn't look at me like I'm crazy for liking it though.

Alicia1 Says:


I really like this name!

lizway Says:


Sounds like a Queen Bee name... Yet I like it...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


It would be really sweet for a baby born around Christmas!

faithnamer Says:


Yes! Reminds me of tinsel.

claraminta Says:


Sounds Christmassy.