Leslie
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Given Name 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: Lesley, Lesly, Lesleigh
DIMINUTIVE: Lessie
MASCULINE FORM: Les
Popularity
United States  ranked #371 
Canada (BC)  - 
France  -