Kingsley - boys name

Kingsley name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Kingsley name meaning:

The name Kingsley is of English origin and is derived from the Old English words "cyning" meaning "king" and "leah" meaning "field" or "meadow". Therefore, the name Kingsley can be interpreted to mean "king's meadow" or "meadow of the king". It can be seen as a regal and noble name, evoking a sense of power and authority.

In terms of character, individuals named Kingsley might possess traits associated with leaders and rulers. They may exhibit confidence, ambition, and a natural ability to take charge. This name also carries a sense of grandeur and distinction, suggesting someone who stands out from the crowd and commands respect.

Overall, the name Kingsley evokes a sense of royalty and strength, embodying qualities of leadership and authority. It is a name that conveys a sense of power and presence, making it an excellent choice for parents looking to instill a sense of confidence and importance in their child.

Origin: English

From the king's wood/meadow. Used as a first name since the 19th century. Famous Bearer: British novelist Kingsley Amis.

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Overall UK ranking: 291 out of 4789

162 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (316)

Historical popularity of Kingsley

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