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What does Lesley mean?

Lesley \l(e)-sley, les-ley\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Lesley). Lesley's name origins are Scottish and Gaelic, and the name Lesley means "holly garden". Lesley is a variant of Leslie (Scottish, Gaelic): also possibly "the gray castle".


Variations

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


Popularity

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)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Lesley for girls. Lesley entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #306 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 popularity of Lesley and related names. Popular related forms of Lesley are Lesli, Leslie (#337 in 2014) and Lesly (#963). Usage of these girl names reached its peak in 2000 (usage of 0.5228%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.175%, down 66.5%), with the versions Lesley and Lesly becoming less trendy. Leslie (#337) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lesley, Lesli, Leslie, Lesly in U.S.

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

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