Quick Facts on Ansley
- English, Scottish
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Characteristics of Ansley
- The Master Builder
- Large Undertakings
Etymology & Historical Origin - Ansley
Ansley is the transferred use of an English and Scottish surname derived from a place name and found mainly in Northern England and in the border regions of Scotland. This surname dates back to the 11th century and was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Ansley is ultimately derived from the Olde English words "ansetl" (hermitage) and “lēah” (wood clearing, glade) to signify a “solitary glade”. The family name Ainslie has been borne by a powerful clan long established in the border lands of Scotland with a motto “For country often, for King always”. The use of Ansley as a forename is relatively recent and typically considered unisex. In the United States, Ansley is predominately a female name while in Australia it’s more commonly used for boys.
Popularity of the Name Ansley
Ansley actually predates Ainsley on the American female naming charts by about five years. Debuting in 1996 Ansley went from obscurity to low levels of moderation fairly quickly. But then Ainsley entered the charts in 2001 and quickly surpassed her sister in popularity. It appears American parents were instantly drawn to the name Ainsley after a character by this name appeared on the popular political drama series “The West Wing” (1999-2006). Ainsley Hayes (played by Emily Proctor) was a recurring character in the second season and the audience took notice of her pretty, Scottish-sounding name. So now Ainsley is the preferred spelling of Ansley (and we also think it looks more feminine of the two).
Popularity of the Girl Name Ansley
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ansley
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ansley
Ansley We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ansley.
Popular Songs on Ansley
Ansley - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Ansley.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Ansley
Ansley - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Ansley.
Famous People Named Ansley
Famous People Named Ansley - Ansley Truitt (basketball player); Ansley Wilcox (American scholar)
Children of Famous People Named Ansley
Famous People Who Named Their Child Ansley - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Ansley.
Ansley - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Ansley - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ansley.
Personality of the Girl Name Ansley
The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.
Variations of the Baby Name - Ansley