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Lesley (boy)

What does Lesley mean?

Lesley Pronunciation of Lesley [les-ley] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Lesley) means "holly garden". Lesley is a variant form of Leslie (Scottish, Gaelic): also possibly "the gray castle".

Associated with: holly (tree).


Lesley has 4 variants: Leslea, Leslee, Lesly and Lezly.

1 more related form via Leslie: Les.

1 feminine form: Leslie.

Creative forms:
(male) Leslow, Leyley, ..

(female) Lescil, Leslen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lesley Camron (L.C.), ..

How popular is Lesley?

Lesley is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1172 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#10266 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lesley reached its apex position of #814 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lesley name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Leslie and Les are the popular related forms of Lesley. These forms of Lesley were favored as birth names during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.2%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lesley, Les, Leslie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lesley is pronounced similarly to Laslo. Other suggested similar names are Ansley, Beasley, Bosley, Chesley, Denley, Hedley, Henley, Jessey, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley, Kenley, Lester, Levey, Linley, Lisle, Lynley, Lysle, Penley, Presley, Redley, Risley, Sealey, Seeley, Webley, Wesley, Wesly, Wessley and Westley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lesley.

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