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Leslie

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Meaning and origin
Leslie is a Scottish mixed name. The meaning of the name is `dwells at the gray fortress`.


Where is it used?
The name Leslie is mainly used in English.

It is an abbreviated form of
Lester, used in English.


How do they say it elsewhere?
Lesly (In English)
Lesley (In English)


If it's too long people might use
In English: Les


See also
In English: Lessie (F)


What Leslie`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Leslie:
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    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
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  5. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    it's dope! like me.
    The worst thing about the name:
    i don't the name Leslie has anything wrong about it...
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    then i'd be Carolnia.
    Extra information:
    ya'll suck. peace.
  6. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    i never liked it put it has grown on me.and a lot of ppl think it's a cute name and some have named they're babies after me lol cx. nicknames i get called:Les,Lessa,Lehlee,Lessie
    The worst thing about the name:
    i hate when ppl call me leZlie it's LeSlie! i only know one boy who calls my Lesbo and it pisses me off! >:( lol
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    idk Tamsin maybe
    Extra information:
    My name full name is Leslie Maythe(Mai-Teh)silent 'H'
  7. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    i never liked it put it has grown on me.and a lot of ppl think it's a cute name and some have named they're babies after me lol cx. nicknames i get called:Les,Lessa,Lehlee,Lessie
    The worst thing about the name:
    i hate when ppl call me leZlie it's LeSlie! i only know one boy who calls my Lesbo and it pisses me off! >:( lol
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    idk Tamsin maybe
    Extra information:
    My name full name is Leslie Maythe(Mai-Teh)silent 'H'
  8. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    People sometimes strain the s and it sounds horribly formal. I prefer the s as more of a z sound, but that’s just me, but most of the time i find that funny
    The worst thing about the name:
    Asked relentlessly if my name made me a lesbian in elementary school
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    nah, not too may have it
    Extra information:
    It means dwells at the grey fortress, like a protector or guardian ;D i love that
  9. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    Sophisticated, Scottish, and gender neutral
    The worst thing about the name:
    Teenage years, but I really wasn't teased
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    ?
    Extra information:
    I get called lovely Leslie all the time
  10. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    I like my name. Its feminine w/o being too girly
    The worst thing about the name:
    nicknames (like others have said): les, lester, lezi, lesbo
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    i am Leslie and noone else :P
    Extra information:
    I like the way it sounds with my middle name Leslie Renee
  11. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    Its unique, and very feminine
    The worst thing about the name:
    Boys can use it n ppl tend to call me leslie the lesbian, jokes on them I am a lesbian lol
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    It would of been fabiola...eeew thanks mom!
    Extra information:
    My nickname is lala
  12. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    When combinec with my middle name Ann....is vey femine and sexy
    The worst thing about the name:
    I agree with everyone...you always have to repeat it....i am so glad to hear it isnt just me!
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    I am who i am...and Leslie Ann is me :-)
    Extra information:
    Hate being called Les.....i am not a boy!
  13. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    It's not TOO common but is at least known; I like the sound of it now -am glad it's my name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The 1st 2 Leslies I met in grammar school were boys! Thought I'd been tricked with a boy's name.
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    Who knows? I like the name Jessie too. I think Leslie built a bit of character so to speak. LOL.
    Extra information:
    My oldest friends call me Les which is fine but I'd never introduce myself as Les.
  14. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    It's rare. I've only met 2 other Leslies. So my friends all know me as the one and only Leslie.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The nickname combos growing up. Think of any variation of Leslie and Lesbian and I've been called it. No one actually calls me Leslie.
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    I would still be exactly who I am. I don't think the name defines me.
    Extra information:
    No one pronounces it correctly. It used to bother me, but now I just don't care anymore. Like I said, no one actually calls me Leslie.
  15. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    It's still different enough to be unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    People spelling it different because I am a girl
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    If I hadn't grown up with it I don't know that I would like it
    Extra information:
    Almost all women I meet named Leslie were named after a male relative like I was. People below the age of 50 dont believe it is a boys name.
  16. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    I can write it on a calculator upside down 317537 :P
    The worst thing about the name:
    Boys can use it too...
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    Aw,don't want to think about it.
    Extra information:
    My name is a bit rare, so I love it.
  17. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    It's unique without being over the top. As you get older it comes off as sexy and fun! Very smooth and pretty sounding as well!
    The worst thing about the name:
    You have to repeat it when you introduce yourself. Lots of Lizzie, Lindsey or Libby. Not sure why it's so challenging!
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    I'd be pretty down.
    Extra information:
    I get called Les, Laylay, or Lehlee for nicknames. Honestly, the name is fantastic.
  18. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    It's got a unique feeling in its prounciation
    The worst thing about the name:
    U hve 2 repeat 2 d hearer
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    ther cud b no ada posible name than ths.
    Extra information:
    The name Leslie is unique.
  19. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    its like a boy name...well i like it
    The worst thing about the name:
    my friends dont call me leslie ..because they dont like it and they dont even know that i have this name..leslie!!
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    well its like kyra
    Extra information:
    nope
  20. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    It is a unisex name that is traditionally masculine however in the present day States its considered more feminine. It's not too cutesy but still has a nice ring to it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I used to hate people calling me a lesbian but now I don't mind there aint nothing wrong with lesbians!
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    O but it is!
    Extra information:
    some people will try to make you feel bad about having a simple name. sure its simple...simply elegant :D
  21. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    It creates a special attention in the minds of people.....
    The worst thing about the name:
    u need to repeat it often
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    i would have misd leslie
    Extra information:
  22. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    Its different. You dont know of many people with the same name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    You get called wesley, or lesbian.
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    It was going to be Trinity, I like both really.
    Extra information:
  23. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    Its the best name and everyone u talk to for the 1st time loves it
    The worst thing about the name:
    being compared to lesbian
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    ill change it to leslie
    Extra information:
    i love my name Leslie Ambral
  24. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    Its a pretty name!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    its a boys name too!
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    I would be called Leslie
    Extra information:
  25. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    I think it is a beautiful name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When someone asks your name they always ask me to repeat it.
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    Than I would change it to Leslie
    Extra information:
    my middle name is Renee'.
  26. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    It's a cool name!1
    The worst thing about the name:
    You need to repeat it at last twice
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    No way!
    Extra information:
    I love my name
  27. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    I don't know?
    The worst thing about the name:
    i kind of don't like it, it sounds like a boy name.
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    i would have my middle name(Patricia).
    Extra information:
    i don't know, maybe i would like to have a cuter and more better meaning name.
  28. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    Its my name!
    The worst thing about the name:
    As a kid, I got called Lezzie
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    It was gonna be Leslie whether I was a girl or a boy
    Extra information:
    Growing up, I didnt really care for it when people pronounced it like Lezlie, because it sounds too much like Lezzie. Plus, I didnt really like that people would say its a boys name.
  29. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    nadda really
    The worst thing about the name:
    the names ppl call me like lezbo and lezbian
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    i wouldnt have married my husband who is also named leslie
    Extra information:
  30. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    it has six letters and i like even numbers, its not as common here where i live
    The worst thing about the name:
    it gets shortened to Les...id prefer people to call me lee, its also my chinese name, mo li which means jasmine flower
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:

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  31. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    it's not a very common name, so I can identify with it rather than being another Jennifer
    The worst thing about the name:
    people pronounce it different wherever you are ... I pronounce it more lezlee ... but some parts of the country pronounce it lessslee ... sounds like a snake. Also ... the whole both a girls and boys name wasn't fun when you were younger
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    I doubt it, I am who I am
    Extra information:
    nope
  32. The best thing about the name Leslie:
    Not everyone has this name,
    The worst thing about the name:
    In elementary school, kids teased me, calling me 'Leslie the Lesbian' even though no one (including me) knew what a lesbian meant...i use to come home crying!
    If my name wasn`t Leslie....:
    dont think so
    Extra information:
    i love my name now,


More `Leslie` links
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Leslie in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Leslie
The name Leslie appears in the name list top 1000 for both male and female. Below you can find the statistics for both sexes.

Leslie as a boys name
Leslie doesn`t appear in 2007`s top-1000 name list.
The last time Leslie appeared in the top-1000 was 11 years ago, in 1997. It ranked #875 in that year. The name reached the top-100 2 times. 1900 was a `top year` for the name Leslie. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #91. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
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1997875
1996819
1995787
1994730
1993734
1992702
1991612
1990584
1980354
1970234
1960186
1950126
1940136
1930139
1920110
1910102
190091
189096
1880167


Leslie as a girls name
Leslie appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 127. In the last 128 years Leslie has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 8 times. 1980 was a `top year` for the name Leslie. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #61. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007127
2006108
2005103
200493
200391
200292
200183
200090
1999100
1998111
1997115
1996118
1995137
1994131
1993138
1992133
1991124
1990115
198061
197064
196092
1950134
1940427
1930601
1920760
1910574
1900647
1890590
1880655


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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leslie
i never knew there were so many leslies!!
Gabriella
the name Leslie cool!I wish I had a catchy name like that!
gr8scottswife
I do not like it as a boy's name.
Reanna
I love my name its unique and cute
leslie
wow i dont like it as a boys name sounds girly on a boy
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