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Ranked #176


Gender: Neutral. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #361).

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 life, that you live so well.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Your name in reverse order is "Eilsel". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Leelis". 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.

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


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 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Leslie" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 26 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of 3,123 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 east? 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 their career being from 1989 to present. Leslie was born in 1972 in San Francisco, California, U.S.


Leslie Nielsen

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


Leslie Bibb

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


Gerald Ford

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


Bob Hope

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


Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne is a singer-songwriter and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1985 to present. Taylor was born in 1962 as Leslie Wunderman in Baldwin, New York, U.S.


Past life for Leslie born Mar 10, 1941

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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