Given Name LESLIE

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LEZ-lee, LES-lee  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Lesley, Lesly, Lesleigh
DIMINUTIVE: Lessie
MASCULINE FORM: Les

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Entry updated July 2, 2008