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What does Leland mean?

Leland Pronunciation of 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.


Leland has 4 variants: Le, Leeland, Leighland and Leyland.

Creative forms:
(male) Laland, ..

(female) Lelat, Lelin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leland Jadiel (L.J.), ..

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)

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)

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

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

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).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leland, Le, Leeland in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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