What does Leslie mean?
Also possibly "the gray castle". Place name and name of a prominent Scottish clan. Boys' use is probably due to admiration for actors Leslie Howard. Actor Leslie Nielsen.
(male) Laslie, Lislie, ..
(female) Leliz, Lesliela, ..
How popular is Leslie?
Leslie is a very prominent first name for males (#208 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1335 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Leslie for boys. Leslie reached its apex position of #90 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Leslie▼ is alike in pronunciation to Laslo. Other recommended names are Ainslie, Anslie, Arlie▼, Beaslie (see Beasley), Beatie, Benjie, Bentlie, Bernie▼, Brilie (see Briley), Busbie, Cheslie, Chesnie, Denlie, Dennie, Derbie, Dunlie (see Dunley), Earlie, Elie, Erlie, Everlie, Farlie, Finlie, Gussie, Harlie, Heckie, Heinie, Henlie, Herbie, Hermie, Hernlie (see Hernley), Hewie, Horslie (see Horsley), Jemmie, Jerrie, Jessie▼, Kearie, Keelie, Kelbie, Kenlie, Kerrie, Laddie, Ladle, Lale, Larie, Lasalle, Legate, Lemmie, Lenci, Lennie, Lerone, Lester▼, Levi▲, Lewis▼, Linlee, Linnie, Lisle, Louie▼, Lyle▼, Lysle, Massie, Neddie, Ollie▼, Ossie, Percie, Perrie, Reggie▼, Remie, Rollie▼, Tullie, Wallie, Welbie, Westbie (see Westby), Willie▼ and Wylie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leslie.