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GenderFeminine & Masculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.LEZ-lee
, LES-lee
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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.
DiminutiveLessie
Masculine FormLes

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Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute