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Origin & Meaning

The name Kinley is of English origin.

The meaning of Kinley is "kings meadow".  

It is also of Gaelic origin, where its meaning is "fair haired warrior, from the Patronymic surname MacKinley, son of Fhionnlaoich (fair haired warrior), a name given to viking invaders ".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 208  in baby name popularity for girls with 1610 occurrences.  It ranked 6450 in popular baby names for boys with 13 occurrences. 

View the Kinley Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kinley has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kinley to other names.


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Related Names

Kinley is a variant spelling of MacKinley.

Other Tidbits

Kinley falls into the flower name category.

Name Fun

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.