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Meaning and name origin

Leslie \l(e)-slie, les-lie\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Leslie), is pronounced LEZ-lee. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Leslie is "holly garden". 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.

Leslie has 6 variant forms: Les, Leslea, Leslee, Lesley, Lesly and Lezly.


Leslie is a very popular first name for males (#208 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1244 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leslie for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leslie and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Les, Lesley and Leslie. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Lisle and Lysle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leslie.


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