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Ainslee - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Ainslee
A-I-N-S-L-E-E, is a 7-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Ainslee
AINZ lee
Meaning of Ainslee
Hermitage in or at the clearing or wood.
Origin of Ainslee
The name 'Ainslee' is a unisex name with origins in both Scottish and English. Its earliest known use can be traced back to the 19th century, making it a relatively modern name in comparison to some of its counterparts. 'Ainslee' is derived from the Scottish surname Ainslie, which itself comes from the place name Ainslie in the Scottish Borders region.
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Popularity of Ainslee
'Ainslee' has experienced fluctuating popularity over the years. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a relatively uncommon name, rarely appearing in baby name records. However, in recent decades, 'Ainslee' has seen a notable increase in usage. It has become more prevalent, particularly among parents who prefer unique and less traditional names for their children.
Ainslee currently has 1 like, and is in the top 21% of liked girl's names. The name Abeke is slightly more popular than Ainslee.

Etymology of Ainslee

The name 'Ainslee' has roots in both the Scottish and English languages. It is derived from the Old English word 'an', meaning 'one', and 'leah', meaning 'wood' or 'clearing'. This combination of elements gives the name 'Ainslee' the meaning 'one who lives near the clearing in the wood. '

Cultural Significance of Ainslee

While 'Ainslee' does not have significant cultural associations, its Scottish origins give it a connection to the rich history and heritage of Scotland. The name reflects the natural beauty of the Scottish landscape, evoking images of serene clearings in lush forests. It may also symbolize a connection to nature and a sense of tranquility.