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Girl Name: Kinsey

Name: Kinsey
Pronunciation: \k(i)-nsey, kin-sey\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kinsey's also a boy name)
Meaning: king's victory
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Kinzie, Kenzy, Quincey, Quinsy
Variant forms: Kinnsee, Kinnsey, Kinnsie, Kinsee, Kinsie, Kinzee
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2092


Kinsey \k(i)-nsey, kin-sey\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kinsey), is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kinsey is "king's victory". Surname. The name has an aristocratic, anglophile aura, softened by the feminine vowel ending. Literary: name of the heroine in Sue Grafton's successful series of murder mysteries.

Kinsey has 6 variant forms: Kinnsee, Kinnsey, Kinnsie, Kinsee, Kinsie and Kinzee.

Baby names that sound like Kinsey are Kinzie, Kenzy, Quincey and Quinsy.


Kinsey is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2092 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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