Leland

Leland - A very unique male name



  Nov 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leland, meaning meadow land, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #277. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leland and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leland? 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 Leland. The baby boy name Leland was given to 865 baby boys in 2012, ranking #344 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,897 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leland peaked in popularity 96 years ago in 1921 on position 168.



Famous with this name

Leland Orser
Leland Tilden
Leland Montgomery


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Leland is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leland is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #126 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #742.

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 Leland is where you live.


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Leland origin and meaning

Leland is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means meadow land. To see famous people named Leland, pop culture references for the name Leland and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Leland

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

Lamont / Linwood / Lynwood / Linda / Lenwood / Lamonte / Leeland / Lindy / Leiland / Lemont /

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
2012344
2011330
2010331
2009350
2008411
2007315
2006338
2005611
20041403
20031220
20021264
20011379
20001229
19991130
19981040
1997842
1996956
1995857
1994871
1993756
1992741
1991642
1990638
1989634
1988618
1987661
1986672
1985698
1984654
1983602
1982660
1981614
1980632
1979604
1978568
1977608
1976577
1975594
1974545
1973535
1972514
1971529
1970501
1969470
1968493
1967429
1966421
1965418
1964409
1963422
1962407
1961379
1960388
1959385
1958350
1957344
1956324
1955304
1954314
1953310
1952278
1951279
1950281
1949254
1948246
1947261
1946264
1945239
1944225
1943214
1942215
1941210
1940207
1939212
1938209
1937212
1936204
1935201
1934191
1933187
1932198
1931189
1930200
1929184
1928181
1927177
1926183
1925173
1924185
1923174
1922183
1921168
1920175
1919189
1918187
1917191
1916196
1915183
1914195
1913201
1912214
1911264
1910277

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont126
West Virginia146
Kentucky165
New Hampshire204
Maine207
Montana209
Ohio210
Indiana211
South Carolina227
Mississippi245
Michigan246
New Mexico248
Alabama273
Pennsylvania273
Tennessee275
Wisconsin284
Nevada295
Nebraska302
North Carolina305
Washington307
Louisiana324
Minnesota325
Arkansas327
Iowa337
Illinois342
Georgia345
Missouri348
Maryland360
Colorado363
Oklahoma367
Arizona371
Virginia384
Idaho391
Florida436
California441
Utah471
Texas501
Kansas560
Oregon586
Massachusetts606
New York607
New Jersey742

Even more about Leland


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 Leland 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Leland?

2 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
1921
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Leland
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,897
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +865

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