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Leigh (girl)

What does Leigh mean?

Leigh Pronunciation of Leigh as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Leigh) is of Hebrew and Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Leigh is "delicate; weary; meadow or pasture". Leigh is a version of Leah (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's first wife. Leigh is also a derivative of Lee (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, delicate (gentle), meadow


VARIANTS Lia, Leia, Lea

(female) Ligh, ..

(male) Leily, ..

Leigh Annistyn (L.A.), ..

How popular is Leigh?

Leigh is a very prominent first name for females (#439 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#3350 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Leigh was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #234 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Lea (#708 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Leah (#41), Lee, Leia (#296) and Lia (#246) are the prominent varying forms of Leigh. Usage of these forms of Leigh reached its most widespread in the year 2011 (ADOPTION OF 0.5%) and has remained as widespread to this day (ADOPTION 0.5%, 1% MORE), but with versions such as Leigh becoming less fashionable. Lea, Leah, Leia and Lia are four of the more chic baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leigh, Lea, Leah, Lee, Leia, Lia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lea, Leah, Leia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leigh is pronounced similarly to Leeya, Leya and Liya. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Breigh, Ledah, Leida, Leila, Leilah, Leina, Leisa, Leisha, Leith, Leitha, Leithe, Lelah, Lenah and Lezith. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leigh.

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