Name Hensley Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Hensley


Hensley is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Hensley thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Hensley?

The given name Hensley is a transferred use of the surname Hensley, which derived from two places in Devon. Either Hensely in East Worlington, which derived from the Old English name Heahmund or Hendleigh in Tiverton, which derived from the Old English name Hengest. Besides, Hensley is a variant of the surname Hemsley.

What does the name Hensley mean?

The second element of the name Hensley derived from Old English “leah” meaning “woodland” or “clearing”. The first element of Hensley derived from Heahmund (of unknown meaning) or from the name Hengest, which means “stallion”. Besides, the name could be derived from Old High German “helm” meaning “protection”, “helmet” and Old English “eg” meaning “island”.

Pronunciation of Hensley

Popularity of the name Hensley

The name Hensley is ranked #7398 overall.

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