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What does Lesli mean?

Lesli Pronunciation of Lesli [lesli] as a name for girls. The meaning of Lesli is "holly garden". Lesli is a variant form of Leslie (Scottish, Gaelic): also possibly "the gray castle".


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

Creative forms:
(female) Lasli, Leisli, ..

(male) Leslila, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lesli Daleysa (L.D.), ..

How popular is Lesli?

Lesli is a very prominent first name for women (#1992 out of 4276, Top 47%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Lesli entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #973 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Lesli rated in the Top 2000 are Leslie (#371 the previous year), Lesly (#1111), Lezlie, Lesley and Leslee. Other forms, like Lesleigh, are uncommon. These forms of Lesli reached the apex of their popularity a decade ago (adoption of 0.32%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.05%, 83%).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ceili, Celli, Chesli, Delli, Keeli, Keili, Kelli, Lali, Leala, Lealia, Lealie, Leela, Leelia, Leila, Lela, Lelia, Lellia, Lenai, Leni, Leola, Leoni, Lesha, Lesia, Lesy, Lesya, Lexi, Leyla, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisl, Lissi, Lyssi, Melli, Nelli and Tekli. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lesli.

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