What does Leslie mean?
How do we pronounce Leslie?
The baby girl name Leslie is also used as a boy name meaning and origin, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as LEHSLiy- or LIHZLiy- 1.
1 Pronunciation for Leslie: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
What is the origin of Leslie?
Leslie is of Celtic origin. It is used mainly in English and German. The name Leslie means 'garden of hollies'. Derived from leas which means 'garden' ; cuilinn which means 'holly'. The first name is from the English and Scottish surname, which is from the place name of Lesslyn in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Members of the prominent Scottish earldom family were closely linked to the Scottish royal house of Stewart; a later member David Leslie (1600-1682) was however a general in the English and Scottish Civil Wars who helped defeat the royalists but eventually switched sides. The first name initially appeared as Lesley in the 18th century Robert Burns poem Bonnie Lesley. It grew popular by the late 19th century; it was also later promoted by the fame of the British film actor Leslie Howard (1890-1943), who acted in the well-known film Gone with the Wind (1939). See Leslie name for more info. Forms of Leslie consist of the name Les definition, the name what does the name Leslei mean, the name Lesslie meaning of name, the name Lezlea meaning, the name Lezley pronounciation, the English name Lezli origin, the English name Lezly meaning, and the name name Lioslaith origin. The diminutives name Lee meaning (English), baby name Lesa (English), and Lessie meaning (English), and the spelling variants short names for Leslea (English), name Leslee origin (English), Lesleigh meaning of name (English), name Lesley (English), name Lesli origin (English), name Lesly meaning (English), Leslye meaning and origin (English), Lezlee meaning and origin (English), Lezleigh definition (English), and Lezlie meaning of name (English) are other forms of the name. Leslie is popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1920s up to the 1960s. Its usage peaked in 1969 with 0.331% of baby girls being named Leslie. It had a ranking of #64 then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then. In 2010, it ranked at #197 with a usage of 0.080%, however it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. Leslie was thrice as popular as the next ranked name, Lesly name, in 2010. Although Leslie is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1945 that it was more popular with boys. After 1946, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. There were 18 times more baby girls than boys who were named Leslie in 1997.
List of baby names that sound like Leslie:
the English Leslea pronounciation, the English what does the name Lesley mean, the English Lesli pronounciation, the English name Lesly origin, the name Lesslie name, the English baby name Lezlee, the name Lezley name popularity, the English nicknames for Lezli, the English name Lezlie origin, the English Lezly name, the English short names for Lachelle, the English baby name Lacole, the name what does the name Lakayla mean, the name name Lakela, the name Lakella pronounciation, the English Lashell name variations, the English name Leisel meaning, the German nicknames for Leizel, the name name Leslei meaning, and the English name Lesleigh.
The baby name Leslie fun facts:
The name Leslie in reverse order is "Eilsel".
The numerological value of the name Leslie is number 8, which means practical endeavors, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.
How popular is Leslie?
Leslie is in the top names in USA.