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Meaning and name origin

Les \les\ as a boy's name is of Scottish, Gaelic and Old English origin, and the meaning of Les is "holly garden; from Leicester". Les is a variant of Leslie (Scottish, Gaelic): also possibly "the gray castle". Also a variant of Lester (Old English); place name: an area in central England.


Les is a somewhat popular first name for males (#895 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Les for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Les name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Les and its source forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Les, Leslie and Lester. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Les, Leslie, Lester in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Les is also pronounced similarly to Lewes, Lewis and Luis. Other suggested similar baby names are Des, Le, Le-, Lea, Lech, Lee, Lem, Len, Leo, Lev, Lew, Lex, Lexo, Luc and Wes. These names tend to be less commonly used than Les.


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