Meaning and Name Origin
Leland \l(e)-la-nd\ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Leland) is pronounced LEE-land. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Leland is "one who lives by unseeded land". Place name. Philantrophist Leland Stanford.
Leland is a very popular first name for men (#403 out of 1220, Top 33%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#7671 out of 88799, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Leland for boys. Leland reached its highest position of #195 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #410 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)