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Lesley (girl)

What does Lesley mean?

Lesley Pronunciation of Lesley [les-ley] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Lesley) means "holly garden". Lesley is a variant form of Leslie (Scottish, Gaelic): also possibly "the gray castle".

Variations

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

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

(male) Leslou, Leslow, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lesley Hadley (L.H.), ..

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)

Lesley entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #323 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Lesley are Leslee, Lesli, Leslie (#371 in 2015), Lesly (#1111) and Lezlie. Usage of these relations of Lesley reached its peak in 2001 (median #1033) and has become significantly reduced since (#1580, 82.8%).

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.

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