Infographic of Leslie name meaning, which is “The man from the small meadow,” based on the Middle English les (not so great) and ley (a lea or meadow).
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Leslie Name Popularity

How popular is the name Leslie? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 103 276 0.0784%
1911 118 279 0.0749%
1912 107 671 0.1331%
1913 104 817 0.1441%
1914 103 1,062 0.1524%
1915 105 1,398 0.1539%
1916 110 1,334 0.1381%
1917 107 1,427 0.1426%
1918 102 1,619 0.1509%
1919 104 1,525 0.1456%
1920 110 1,576 0.1417%
1921 105 1,639 0.1431%
1922 114 1,529 0.1372%
1923 111 1,537 0.1372%
1924 106 1,656 0.1426%
1925 118 1,499 0.1326%
1926 125 1,454 0.1322%
1927 124 1,434 0.1295%
1928 128 1,370 0.128%
1929 136 1,242 0.1199%
1930 139 1,226 0.1174%
1931 139 1,178 0.1194%
1932 141 1,168 0.1182%
1933 136 1,148 0.1232%
1934 133 1,198 0.1239%
1935 131 1,205 0.124%
1936 128 1,239 0.1286%
1937 131 1,228 0.1246%
1938 134 1,243 0.1214%
1939 133 1,283 0.1261%
1940 135 1,360 0.128%
1941 124 1,550 0.1377%
1942 127 1,725 0.1366%
1943 121 1,904 0.1458%
1944 114 1,955 0.1577%
1945 113 1,976 0.162%
1946 119 2,130 0.1444%
1947 124 2,291 0.1372%
1948 128 2,208 0.1383%
1949 126 2,198 0.1366%
1950 126 2,121 0.1317%
1951 125 2,287 0.1349%
1952 125 2,349 0.1346%
1953 135 2,277 0.1287%
1954 137 2,226 0.1218%
1955 138 2,224 0.1209%
1956 150 2,043 0.1082%
1957 156 2,093 0.1088%
1958 161 1,930 0.1021%
1959 176 1,739 0.0915%
1960 185 1,665 0.0879%
1961 189 1,616 0.0856%
1962 183 1,638 0.0892%
1963 192 1,543 0.086%
1964 196 1,430 0.0812%
1965 181 1,403 0.0858%
1966 196 1,217 0.0779%
1967 209 1,054 0.0695%
1968 222 995 0.0663%
1969 223 1,015 0.0659%
1970 232 998 0.0627%
1971 234 977 0.065%
1972 249 816 0.0599%
1973 248 762 0.0588%
1974 273 661 0.0509%
1975 278 649 0.0505%
1976 329 482 0.0374%
1977 312 566 0.042%
1978 331 493 0.0367%
1979 341 495 0.0351%
1980 354 470 0.0321%
1981 359 452 0.0307%
1982 402 380 0.0254%
1983 399 373 0.0253%
1984 441 321 0.0216%
1985 476 285 0.0188%
1986 455 323 0.0214%
1987 549 227 0.0149%
1988 505 283 0.0182%
1989 556 263 0.0163%
1990 583 251 0.0151%
1991 597 246 0.0151%
1992 687 177 0.0111%
1993 758 141 0.009%
1994 731 154 0.01%
1995 774 138 0.0092%
1996 808 130 0.0087%
1997 921 98 0.0066%
1998 1,054 76 0.0051%
1999 1,153 63 0.0042%
2000 1,025 94 0.0062%
2001 1,179 66 0.0044%
2002 1,752 23 0.0015%
2003 1,317 55 0.0036%
2004 1,492 42 0.0028%
2005 1,347 59 0.0039%
2006 1,917 23 0.0015%
2007 1,761 31 0.002%
2008 1,919 24 0.0016%
2009 1,830 27 0.0018%
2010 2,126 16 0.0011%
2011 2,204 13 0.0009%
2012 0 0%
2013 2,688 6 0.0004%
2014 1,840 25 0.0017%
2015 2,867 5 0.0003%
2016 2,616 6 0.0004%
2017 2,568 6 0.0004%
2018 0 0%
2019 2,265 11 0.0008%

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Names Like Leslie

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What names are variants of Leslie?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Leslie.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Les

Holly garden; from Leicester

Scottish

Leslea

Holly garden

Scottish

Leslee

Holly garden

Scottish

Lesley

Holly garden

Scottish

Lesly

Holly garden

Scottish

Lezly

Holly garden

Scottish


What names sound like Leslie?

If you like how Leslie sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Leslie.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lasalle

The hall

French

Laslo

Glorious rule

Slavic


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