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Kenley is a cheerful and charming baby name. Reminiscent of a warm and welcoming town, Kenley is a winning choice for as a name for girls or boys. This name also has a rising role in popular culture. Kenley is the name of a collection from fashion designer Steve Madden, and Kenley is the name of a main character in the popular children's book series by Kathleen L. Stone. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Kenley:

English: Well-known meadow

Origin of the name Kenley:

Kenley originates from a combination of the Middle English kénnan (meaning “acknowledged” or “well-known”) and the suffix –ley (meaning “meadow,” “wood,” or “clearing”). The original surname referred to individuals who lived near Kenley in the borough of Croydon (located in present-day London). In some interpretations, the name can also mean “royal meadow” to denote farmland under custody of the king. This is especially the case when using the alternative spelling of Kinley.

Symbolism of the name Kenley:

Kenley means “well-known meadow” or “king's clearing.” It is a place name that refers to a neighborhood now located in South London. Symbols for Kenley include the chalk grassland and ancient woodland still visible in the Kenley common area.

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Gender of the name Kenley:

Kenley is a name for both boys and girls.

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Emotion evoked from the name Kenley:

The name Kenley evokes feelings of happiness and harmony.

Alternative spellings for the name Kenley:

  • Kenly
  • Kenlie
  • Kenli
  • Kenlee
  • Kenlea
  • Kenleigh
  • Kinley 

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Popularity of the name Kenley:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Kenley was the 947th baby name for girls in 2018.

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Famous people with the name Kenley:

  • Kenley Collins (fashion designer)
  • Kenley Davidson (novelist)
  • Kenley Geronimo Jansen (baseball player)
  • Kenley Minchew (cheerleader)
  • Kenley Pope (television personality)
  • Kenley Smyth (actress)

Kenley in popular culture:

  • Kenley (shoe collection from designer Steve Madden)
  • Kenley the Kangaroo (character in the Math Adventure children's book series by Kathleen L. Stone)
  • Kenley's Restaurant (eatery in Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Kenley, Victoria (rural locality in Australia)
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