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Meaning and Name Origin

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". An intermittently used birth name for girls. Unisex name.


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


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 (#10335 out of 88799, Top 12%). (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 Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 the girl name Lesley and related names. Popular related forms of Lesley ranked in the Top 1000 are Lesli, Leslie (#337 in 2014) and Lesly (#963). Usage of these girl names reached its peak in the year 2000 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Lesley and Lesly becoming less trendy. Leslie (#337) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation, with this name having a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.