Leigh

Leigh - A very unique female name



  Aug 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leigh, meaning pasture, meadow, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1941 on position #1442. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leigh and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leigh? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Leigh. The baby girl name Leigh was given to 5 baby girls in 2012, ranking #5409 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 282,650 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leigh peaked in popularity 50 years ago in 1969 on position 202.



Famous with this name

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Rachael Leigh Cook
Chyler Leigh


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Leigh is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leigh is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #2,439 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,439.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Leigh is where you live.


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Leigh origin and meaning

Leigh is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means pasture, meadow. To see famous people named Leigh, pop culture references for the name Leigh and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Leigh

We've found the following names that sound similar to Leigh, sorted by popularity.

Lisa / Lois / Louise / Lucy / Lacey / Lucia / Luz / Lizzie / Lacy / Lexi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20125409
20114056
20104428
20093393
20083673
20073585
20064837
20052776
20042873
20032344
20022351
20011538
20001436
19991205
19981289
19971012
1996904
1995809
1994704
1993615
1992570
1991528
1990462
1989405
1988344
1987357
1986331
1985312
1984273
1983272
1982259
1981230
1980220
1979231
1978261
1977264
1976257
1975229
1974205
1973241
1972228
1971213
1970213
1969202
1968212
1967218
1966266
1965306
1964276
1963297
1962315
1961324
1960337
1959367
1958365
1957365
1956352
1955405
1954498
1953582
1952683
1951666
1950715
1949700
1948852
1947879
1946751
1945973
19441262
19431683
19421400
19411442

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York2439

Even more about Leigh


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Leigh a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Leigh?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1969
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Leigh
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 282,650
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1941
2012 births +5

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