What does Les mean?
Les \les\ as a name for boys is of Scottish, Gaelic and Old English derivation, and the name Les means "holly garden; from Leicester". Les is a form of Leslie (Scottish, Gaelic): also possibly "the gray castle". Les is also a variation of Lester (Old English). Place name: an area in central England.
Les is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#895 out of 1220, Top 73%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Les for boys. Les entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #698 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Les and associated names. Lester, Leslie and Lesley are the popular alternative forms of Les. Usage of this boy name reached its highest during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Lester, Leslie, Lesley and Les becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Les▼ is pronounced similarly to Lewes, Lewis▼ and Luis▲. Other recommended 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 frequently used than Les.