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Lesley (girl)

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What does Lesley mean?

Lesley /les-ley/ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Lesley) means "holly garden". Lesley is a variant form, with the suffix -y, of Leslie (Scottish, Gaelic): also possibly "the gray castle".


Lesley has 8 variants: Leslea, Leslee, Lesleigh, Lesli, Lesly, Lezlee, Lezley and Lezlie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leley, Lescil, ..

(male) Leslou, Leslow, ..

How popular is Lesley?

Lesley is a very popular first name for females (#612 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10266 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Lesley for girls. Lesley entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #323 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #1799 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lesley name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Lesley and related names. Popular related forms of Lesley (#1799 in 2014) are Leslee, Lesli, Leslie (#337 in 2014), Lesly (#963) and Lezlie. Usage of these relations of Lesley reached its peak in 2001 (median #1033) and has become significantly reduced since (#1516, 78.8%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lesley, Leslee, Lesli, Leslie, Lesly, Lezlie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Ansley, Chesley, Hedley, Jessey, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley, Keyley, Lassey, Leelee, Leisel, Leizel, Lesy, Liesel, Liesl, Lilley, Lisel, Lisl, Lusile, Lynley, Nelley, Perley, Sisley, Tessey, Ursley, Weslee and Wesleya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lesley.