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pinWhat does Leigh mean?

Leigh /lei-gh/ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Leigh) is of Hebrew and Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Leigh is "delicate; weary; meadow or pasture". Leigh is a version, with the suffix -igh, of Leah (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's first wife. Leigh is also a derivative of Lee (Old English).


Leigh has 3 variants: Lea, Leia and Lia.

Kreatif forms: Logh, Luagh, Lugh. [more]

pinHow popular is Leigh?

Leigh is a very prominent first name for females (#439 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#3350 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Leigh for girls. Leigh was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #230 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leigh name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leigh outside U.S.

Lea (#677 the previous year), Leah (#35), Lee, Leia (#509) and Lia (#377) are the prominent varying forms of Leigh. Usage of these forms of Leigh reached its most widespread during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.47%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.4%, 16% less), but with versions such as Leigh becoming less fashionable. Leah, Leia and Lia are three of the more chic baby names among these, and there is also a rebound in baby name usage for Leah.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leigh, Lea, Leah, Lee, Leia, Lia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lea, Leah, Leia outside U.S.

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Leigh is pronounced similarly to Leeya, Leya and Liya. Other suggested similar baby names are Breigh, Ledah, Leida, Leila, Leilah, Leina, Leisa, Leisha, Leith, Leitha, Leithe, Lelah, Lenah and Lezith. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leigh.