Ansley Meaning and Origin

The name Ansley is a girl’s name meaning “hermitage clearing” and is of English origin. The name Ansley is an English habitational name from Old English ansetl ‘hermitage’ and ‘leah’ woodland clearing. Alternatively, it could be from the Old English personal name An (‘the solitary one’) + lean. Ansley is a locational surname from a place called Ansley in Warwickshire and Annesley in Nottinghamshire, UK. The place-name first appears in the 1086 Domesday Book of Warkshire as “Hanslei”, which later evolved into “Ansteleye,” which is now Ansley. Ansley first appeared as a given name in the United States in the early 20th century and has been growing in popularity in recent years. It has become a popular name for baby girls in the United States, Canada, and other English-speaking countries.

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