Leslie

Leslie - A very unique male name



  Jun 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leslie, meaning garden of holly, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #103. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leslie and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leslie? 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 Leslie. The baby boy name Leslie was given to 13 baby boys in 2011, ranking #2757 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 127,172 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leslie peaked in popularity 101 years ago in 1918 on position 102.



Famous with this name

Leslie Mann
Leslie
Rose Leslie


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Leslie is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leslie is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #2,127 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,163.

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 Leslie is where you live.


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Leslie origin and meaning

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

Similar to Leslie

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

Lesley / Laszlo / Lesly / Lecil / Lysle / Lazlo / Lisle / Lucille / Lasalle /

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
20112757
20102587
20092104
20082206
20071999
20062205
20051416
20041603
20031377
20021933
20011211
20001039
19991186
19981078
1997929
1996812
1995781
1994735
1993761
1992695
1991599
1990584
1989558
1988505
1987549
1986457
1985475
1984442
1983399
1982401
1981357
1980354
1979340
1978331
1977312
1976330
1975277
1974273
1973249
1972249
1971234
1970233
1969223
1968222
1967209
1966196
1965181
1964196
1963192
1962183
1961189
1960185
1959175
1958161
1957156
1956151
1955138
1954137
1953135
1952125
1951125
1950126
1949126
1948129
1947124
1946119
1945113
1944114
1943121
1942127
1941125
1940135
1939133
1938134
1937131
1936128
1935131
1934133
1933137
1932141
1931139
1930139
1929136
1928128
1927124
1926125
1925118
1924107
1923111
1922115
1921105
1920110
1919104
1918102
1917107
1916110
1915105
1914103
1913104
1912107
1911118
1910103

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas2127
California2163

Even more about Leslie


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 Leslie 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 Leslie?

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
1918
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Leslie
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 127,172
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2011 births +13

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