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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).


Les has 6 related forms via Leslie, Lester: Leicester, Leslea, Leslee, Lesley, Lesly and Lezly.


Les is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#895 out of 1220, Top 73%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#48293 out of 150436, Top 32%). (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 Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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 rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5235%) and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Les, Lesley, Leslie and Lester becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

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.