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377k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Leslie

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Joy
  • #176 All Time
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39k Lesley (English)

How popular is the name "Leslie" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188087879
18811031192
18821319122
18831277120
188414015125
188513210122
18861448136
188717812166#90 boy name
188819823175#99 boy name
188917823155
189020120181#96 boy name
189119228164#98 boy name
189222922207#93 boy name
189321126185#95 boy name
189425936223#87 boy name
189525722235#81 boy name
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189725634222#83 boy name
189825224228#90 boy name
189919918181#96 boy name
190030530275#91 boy name
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190629229263#88 boy name
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190932735292#96 boy name
191036552313
191135835323
191274249693
191389052838
19141,144681,076
19151,496881,408
19161,4561011,355
19171,539991,440
19181,7721271,645
19191,6521141,538
19201,685921,593
19211,7731261,647
19221,6641211,543
19231,7061511,555
19241,8051421,663
19251,6571391,518
19261,6071401,467
19271,5671261,441
19281,4821021,380
19291,3591021,257
19301,3711321,239
19311,2921011,191
19321,274941,180
19331,2891231,166
19341,3391251,214
19351,3851621,223
19361,4291791,250
19371,4161771,239
19381,4231761,247
19391,4731791,294
19401,6232551,368
19412,0605051,555
19422,5688341,734
19433,0541,1371,917
19443,1731,2021,971
19453,6791,7031,976
19464,2752,1392,136
19474,6632,3572,306
19484,5192,3072,212
19494,6222,4172,205
19504,4662,3302,136
19514,8322,5382,294
19525,9333,5752,358
19536,1823,9032,279#96 girl name
19546,3764,1482,228#99 girl name
19556,6344,4012,233#99 girl name
19566,4384,3852,053
19578,2006,1022,098#77 girl name
19587,9456,0071,938#79 girl name
19597,4105,6541,756#84 girl name
19606,9145,2381,676#92 girl name
19617,2895,6711,618#84 girl name
19627,4325,7811,651#80 girl name
19637,4145,8601,554#72 girl name
19647,0465,6001,446#73 girl name
19656,2934,8741,419#75 girl name
19666,2344,9961,238#71 girl name
19676,3855,3211,064#66 girl name
19686,2945,2821,012#66 girl name
19696,8795,8351,044#64 girl name
19706,6345,6211,013#64 girl name
19716,0985,111987#68 girl name
19725,0184,180838#76 girl name
19734,7463,954792#76 girl name
19745,1534,462691#65 girl name
19754,7874,106681#71 girl name
19764,8444,310534#65 girl name
19774,8574,250607#65 girl name
19784,8654,341524#63 girl name
19795,0274,497530#65 girl name
19805,2844,777507#61 girl name
19815,4334,933500#56 girl name
19825,4134,982431#60 girl name
19834,6584,244414#67 girl name
19844,1803,813367#75 girl name
19853,9373,606331#76 girl name
19863,6003,220380#86 girl name
19873,4853,195290#89 girl name
19883,3953,077318#94 girl name
19893,1922,865327
19903,1232,828295
19912,8282,549279
19922,6972,481216
19932,4952,295200
19942,6032,396207
19952,4972,311186
19962,8392,664175
19972,9792,821158
19983,2013,078123
19993,4613,341120#100 girl name
20003,7573,620137#90 girl name
20013,7363,611125#83 girl name
20023,6153,51996#92 girl name
20033,7383,637101#91 girl name
20043,5893,49990#93 girl name
20053,2233,121102
20063,1183,03682
20072,7722,69082
20082,4002,32476
20092,0551,97976
20101,6111,56447
20111,3391,28554
20121,2681,21850
20131,1471,11136
20141,05599461

Want to know about the populiarty of Leslie? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 376,587 babies born with the name Leslie in the United States. That's more than enough Leslies to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 87 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Leslie" was in 1957 with a total of 6,102 babies. (That's a lot of baby Leslies)

According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Leslie" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 12 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1944. Across the entire United States a total of 3,173 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Leslie" mean?

Leslie (English): Joy

The name "Leslie" is of English origin and it means "Joy". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

I is for interest, you show in others.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Your name in reverse order is "Eilsel". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eislle". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Leslie popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Leslie in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Leslie

Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann is an actress and comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Leslie was born in 1972 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1948 to 2010. Leslie was born in 1926 as Leslie William Nielsen in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Leslie Bibb

Leslie Bibb is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Leslie was born in 1974 as Leslie Louise Bibb in Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S.

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Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford is an officeholder. Gerald was born in 1913 as Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

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Bob Hope

Bob Hope is an actor, comedian, singer, and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1919 to 1997. Bob was born in 1903 as Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England.

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Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne is a singer-songwriter and actress specializing in pop, dance-pop, freestyle, and adult contemporary music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Taylor was born in 1962 as Leslie Wunderman in Baldwin, New York, U.S.

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Past life for Leslie born Sep 2, 1998

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 1075. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Name poster for Leslie

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