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, Top 73%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Les for boys. Les reached its highest rank of #698 in the U.S. in 1960-1969 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Les and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lester, Leslie and Les. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
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.