What does Leland mean?
Leland [le-land] 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.
Associated with: old english.
(male) Laland, Lawland, ..
(female) Lelat, Lelin, ..
How popular is Leland?
Leland is a very popular first name for men (#403 out of 1220, Top 33%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#6671 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Leland for boys. Leland reached its highest position of #179 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #381 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Le and Leeland (#1331 in 2015) are the prominent alternative forms of Leland (#381 in 2015). These forms of Leland were favored by parents in the 1920s (adoption of 0.1%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.1%, 29% less).
Recommended names are Aland, Arand, Arland, Armand▼, Berend, Bernd, Chand, Delane, Delani, Delano▼, Delany, Derland, Devland, Durand, Durland, Erland, Erlend, Farand, Felan, Fernand, Garland▼, Howland, Kelan, Lad, Ladd, Lamond, Land, Lando, Lang, Laud, Leander▼, Leandre, Leandro▲, Ledon, Legate, Lehman, Lehmann, Lemar, Lemond, Lenard▼, Lennard, Lenny, Leon▼, Leonard▼, Leonid, Leron, Lerone, Levander, Levant, Levin, Levon, Lewayne, Lind, Lloyd▼, Loman, Loran, Luano, Lucan, Lukan, Marland, Moreland, Morland, Newland, Noland, Orland, Ormand, Rand, Roeland, Roland▼, Rolland▼, Rowland, Rutland, Ryeland, Ryland▲ and Wyland. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leland.See names in meaning and etymology.