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What does Leith mean?

Leith Pronunciation of Leith [lei-th] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Leith) is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Leith is "broad river". The variant spelling Lethe, is the river of forgetfulness in Greek mythology.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, river, greek, mythology.


Leith has 2 variants: Leithe and Lethe.

3 more alternative forms via Lethe: Leitha, Leithia and Lethia.

Creative forms:
(female) Laith, Liath, ..

(male) Leig, Leiny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leith Carlie (L.C.), ..

How popular is Leith?

Leith is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#12976 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Lethia and Leitha are the popular varying forms of Leith (outside Top 2000). These relations of Leith were popular as birth names in the 1900s. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leitha, Lethia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leith and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Beth, Edith, Faith, Heath, Jeth, Kerith, Leah, Ledah, Leeta, Leia, Leida, Leigh, Leila, Leilah, Leina, Leisa, Leisha, Lelah, Lenah, Lenita, Leota, Leta, Letha, Letta, Letty, Lezith, Lilith, Lita and Urith. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leith.

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