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Leslie Marmon Silko is an influential Native American author and the most successful female Native American author of all time. She is most famous for her novels, Ceremony and Almanac of the Dead.
-- ars musica  11/30/2005
Leslie Howard was a great actor, among other roles he played Ashley Wilkes in Gone With The Wind.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
This is the real name of 60's super model Twiggy.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Famous bearer: amazing comedian Leslie Neilsen.
-- Tudor  6/14/2006
Leslie shouldnt be a man's name. If a name ends in a "A" or an "E" sound it shouldn't be a man's name.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2006
@Anonymous from 8/4/2006,
That is a very ignorant statement. Are you saying Joshua and Henry also belong on girls and girls only because of the sounds they end in?

The appropriate gender of a name depends on meaning (relative to language) and history; not the way they sound, which is relative to opinion.
-- Tiger Lilly  10/12/2013
The reason why I hate this name is its famous bearer, the Manson Family member and the murderer Leslie Van Houten.
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2006
I have a friend named this, but she spells the name as "Lesli", without the 'E' at the end.
-- Lena Is A Secret  9/10/2006
Canadian singer Leslie Feist, who goes by Feist. She's also a member of Broken Social Scene.
-- Honora  10/31/2006
"Leslie Anne Levine" is a song by the Decemberists.
-- mymymetrocard  11/10/2006
Ex-President Gerald Rudolph Ford was born Leslie Lynch King.
-- floppery  11/20/2006
Leslie can also be a last name, since I know someone named Tonya Leslie. It is a beautiful name; first or last.
-- Taydbug112  12/26/2006
I think the name is good for a boy and a girl.
-- 7up  1/24/2007
I'd prefer this more as a girls name rather than a boys name.
-- Luangi  4/9/2007
My name is Leslie and I really like it. I only know a handful of other people with the name. Leslie isn't a cutesy name like Ashley or Callie. My name can be taken seriously in later life.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2007
Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope. And it's my name, too, but I'm a girl and not a boy.
-- Elphaba  5/7/2007
For the longest time I didn't like this name. It was the name my parents almost gave me too. When I heard it today I thought it sounded too pretty and refreshing from all the other common names. For myself, I prefer it for a girl. But I do know of 2 males with this name who are adults.
-- Anonymous User  5/8/2007
It's an ugly name for a male. It's prettier for a female. It sounds better for a girl than a boy.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2007
Actually it means "from the gray fortress".
-- K.L.Morgan  5/27/2007
Actually it is a masculine name ancient Scottish. It is also an Scottish surname. It has only in more recent times been attached to females. As it was a traditional Scottish name. So much misinformation on the internet.
-- K.L.Morgan  5/27/2007
A famous bearer is Leslie Feist, a singer/songwriter.
-- lovelydove  6/6/2007
AnnaSophia Robb plays a girl named Leslie Burke in the movie Bridge to Terabithia.
-- libbygirl  7/25/2007
I have a friend whose name is "Lezlie". I've always liked the unique twist replacing the s with a z puts on this classic name without maiming it (ie Lyndsye).
-- ZoryaLily  7/29/2007
Leslie Hornby is the real name of the model Twiggy.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2007
I've always really disliked the name Leslie, especially for a girl. For one thing, it sounds more masculine than feminine. The two syllables starting with the same letter are not attractive, and neither is the harsh Z sound in the middle. The first syllable always reminds me of the word "lesbian." I have absolutely nothing against lesbians, but it's just not what I want to think of when I hear a name.
-- queenv  9/30/2007
I love this name! I like it better for a girl though. I think a good middle name for Leslie is Marie.
-- Anonymous User  10/23/2007
This is the middle name of Hayden Panettiere.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/21/2008
I can't really imagine this name on a male anymore. It's not a bad name on a female, as long as it's pronounced LES-lee, not LEZ-lee. Too bad the name makes me think of the abstinence only education proponent Leslee Unruh, who has basically ruined this name for me.
-- slight night shiver  4/27/2008
I've got a friend named Leslie. It's a nice name, though I like it for boys.
-- Anonymous User  9/16/2008
My name is Leslie and I pronounce it LEZ-lee. And I'm a girl.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2009
A good, strong masculine name, completely inappropriate for a female, IMO.
-- angolmois  4/1/2009
I wish my name was Leslie, it's so wholesome and inviting.
-- Gods.daughter  5/13/2009
I like this name. For a boy, not for a girl. On a girl, it reminds me of an obnoxious little kid with pigtails and big buckteeth. On a boy, it reminds me a cute, lovable, scruffy guy. I don't know why, but it does. However, I wouldn't name my son this, no matter how much I'd want to. He'd be teased mercilessly, even though Leslie WAS originally a masculine name. Oh, and a (sort of) famous bearer is Leslie Rudd, a character on the webcomic Friendly Hostility (http://www.friendlyhostility.com/). Yeah, that's where I got it from.
-- DestructoGirl  5/17/2009
In the U.S., both the LESLIE and LESLEY spellings are considered largely feminine. In Britain, the convention seems to be that the former spelling is used for boys and the latter for girls. I don't believe this is absolute, however, I do recall a British Lesley, telling my ex Leslie (American), "Oh, you spell it the boys' way."

The etymology of the name seems to be quite vague and certainly disputed. "From the grey fort"? "Small meadow"? You name it. And of course, the pronunciation isn't exactly settled either, with some pronouncing it "LES-lee" and other "LEZ-lee." For a relatively simple and straightforward name, this one raises a lot of questions.
-- gbcallahan  6/29/2009
A famous bearer is American actor Leslie David Baker (born February 19, 1958). He is best known for his portrayal of Stanley Hudson on the American TV program "The Office".
-- AndrewJKD  12/19/2009
Along with Pat, this is one of those unisex names that offer mass confusion on whether it's a more appropriate male or female name. Sounds like a female name, but was first a male name. Like or dislike, your mail will probably be addressed with the wrong pre-fix, all the same.
-- JW41926  5/4/2010
In the Hannah Montana TV series on Disney Channel, Jake Ryan (he’s a character, I’m not sure about the actor’s name) said that his name was Leslie. And in the book, Bridge to Terrabitha, there was a girl named Leslie Burke, who dies.
-- Anonymous User  7/1/2010
It sounds fine for boys. But as a girl's name it reminds me of a spoiled idiot.
-- Anonymous User  8/14/2010
I used to adore this name. I liked Zinnia-Leslie when I was little... but I'm not a fan of hyphenated names anymore.

Also, when I was in middle school, the boys would call the girls "Leslies" by way of calling them lesbians. It was a stupid immature teasing thing that didn't die out for about three or four years. Now it's all I can think about, even though I don't care if a person is a lesbian or not, it's not something I want to think about when naming someone.
-- Book_Reader22  2/1/2011
I don't really like this name. It seems too feminine for a boy and too masculine for a girl.
-- Christina Rose  3/27/2011
This is my name. One recommendation if you're going to give this name is to decide on pronunciation: LEZ-lee or LESS-lie. My parents say the latter, but other people (and I) tend to say the former. Neither of my parents ever "corrected" anyone- teachers, doctors, etc, so when someone asks me as an adult which it is, I say, "either one." It's pretty lame, but I don't want two people calling me two different names, thinking the other is wrong.
-- Leslie579  4/20/2011
Leslie Beaudet is a fictional character in the urban horror book Leslie by Omar Tyree.
-- 555jazzy  9/29/2012
Leslie Knope is the central character of the NBC sitcom 'Parks & Recreation'. She is portrayed by Amy Poehler.
-- jbr1234  10/8/2012
I have seen it spelled "Leslea" and I think it's an elegant adaptation of the name.
-- thejamrose21  2/5/2013
Leslie Caron (born 1931) is an actress and dancer. She was born in France to a French father and an American mother.
-- Buneary  9/4/2013
Not a fan. Reminds me of lesbian- especially with this spelling. And maybe because of that, this name on a male is very laughable. Poor guy! Also, the name is just ugly and outdated.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2014
I own a facebook page called Mackenzie Ziegler with 39k likers and this is one of the owners' names. I think it works for a girl more than for a boy. I would use it for my son, I would use it for a middle name not for a first name. I see NOTHING masculine about this name!
-- arianagrandelover1  9/13/2014

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