Name Leslie Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Leslie


Leslie is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Leslie thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Leslie

Leslie derived from a Scottish surname that was derived from a place name in Aberdeenshire. It is a name for boys and girls, but for girls it is usually rendered as Lesley or Lesly.

What is the meaning of the name Leslie?

Leslie means “garden of holly” (from Old Irish “leas” = garden + “cuileann” = holly).

Pronunciation of Leslie

Variants of the name Leslie


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Popularity of the name Leslie

The name Leslie is ranked #5596 overall.

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