What does Les mean?
Les /les/ as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the name Les means "holly garden; from Leicester". Les is an alternate form of Leslie (Scottish, Gaelic): also possibly "the gray castle". Les is also a variation of Lester (Old English).
How popular is Les?
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 history 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)
Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics 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 forms of Les reached its highest during the years 1960-1969 (median #476) and has become significantly lower since.
Thinking of names?
Les▼ is pronounced similarly to Lewes, Lewis▼, Louis▼, Luce, Luis▲ and Luiz. Other recommended similar baby names are Des, Le, Le-, Lea, Lee▼, Lem▼, Len▼, Leo▲, Lev, Lew▼, Lex and Wes. These names tend to be less frequently used than Les.