LESLIE
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LEZ-lee, LES-lee   [key]
Meaning & History
From a Scottish surname which was derived from a Scottish place name, probably derived from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century. In America it was more common as a feminine name after the 1940s.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Lesleigh, Lesly
DIMINUTIVES: Les, Lessie
Popularity
United States  ranked #263 
France  -