Leland

First Name
53k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leland

"Leland" is a name of English origin, and it means "Meadowland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male or female given name

Notable Persons Named Leland

Metro Boomin is a hip hop music, trap music, rhythm, and blues musician. He plays FL Studio, Bass guitar, and Pro Tools. He has been prominent since 2010. Metro was given the name Leland T. Wayne on September 16th, 1993. Metro is also known as Metro Boomin, Young Metro, Metro Beatz, Wayne, and Leland.

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Leland Stanford was a Governor of California. He was most active from 1885 to 1893. Leland was born on March 9th, 1824 in Watervliet (town), New York. He passed away on June 21st, 1893.

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Leland Orser is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1991. Leland was given the name Leland Jones Orser on May 5th, 1960 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Leland Sklar is a rock music, pop music, and country music session musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Leland was given the name Leland Bruce Sklar on May 28th, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Leland Devon Melvin is an engineer.

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Leland Yee is a politician. Leland was born on November 20th, 1948 in Taishan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leland

Brad was born Brad Leland on September 15th, 1954 in Lubbock, Texas.

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George Thomas Leland was a Member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 88 and Member of theTexas House of Representativesfrom District 88. George was born on November 27th, 1944 in Lubbock, Texas. He passed away on August 7th, 1989.

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Henry was born on February 16th, 1843 in Vermont. He died on March 26th, 1932.

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John was born on September 13th, 1503 in London. John is also known as John Leyland and Layland. He left this life on April 18th, 1552.

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Harry Leland is a comics character.

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David Leland is a director and writer. David was born on April 20th, 1947 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.

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How popular is the baby name Leland in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 9 0 9
1882 13 0 13
1883 21 0 21
1884 20 6 14
1885 23 0 23
1886 27 0 27
1887 20 0 20
1888 37 0 37
1889 29 0 29
1890 45 0 45
1891 36 0 36
1892 57 0 57
1893 60 0 60
1894 55 0 55
1895 54 0 54
1896 61 0 61
1897 64 5 59
1898 50 0 50
1899 62 0 62
1900 76 0 76
1901 68 0 68
1902 58 0 58
1903 75 0 75
1904 69 0 69
1905 72 6 66
1906 99 0 99
1907 91 5 86
1908 78 0 78
1909 90 0 90
1910 97 0 97
1911 127 0 127
1912 260 8 252
1913 344 6 338
1914 422 9 413
1915 604 7 597
1916 578 7 571
1917 627 0 627
1918 696 5 691
1919 675 7 668
1920 806 7 799
1921 876 10 866
1922 778 10 768
1923 822 15 807
1924 780 5 775
1925 858 0 858
1926 776 0 776
1927 823 0 823
1928 805 16 789
1929 762 0 762
1930 716 10 706
1931 701 7 694
1932 643 5 638
1933 650 5 645
1934 673 9 664
1935 629 6 623
1936 596 0 596
1937 555 0 555
1938 585 0 585
1939 569 0 569
1940 607 0 607
1941 636 0 636
1942 680 5 675
1943 690 14 676
1944 596 0 596
1945 540 0 540
1946 569 0 569
1947 656 0 656
1948 672 0 672
1949 633 0 633
1950 559 0 559
1951 592 0 592
1952 602 0 602
1953 535 0 535
1954 514 0 514
1955 569 5 564
1956 518 0 518
1957 480 0 480
1958 465 5 460
1959 434 5 429
1960 413 5 408
1961 430 0 430
1962 391 6 385
1963 358 0 358
1964 400 0 400
1965 357 0 357
1966 344 6 338
1967 316 0 316
1968 254 0 254
1969 288 5 283
1970 268 0 268
1971 248 0 248
1972 253 0 253
1973 241 0 241
1974 221 0 221
1975 208 5 203
1976 206 0 206
1977 213 6 207
1978 231 0 231
1979 207 0 207
1980 209 0 209
1981 211 0 211
1982 188 6 182
1983 209 0 209
1984 203 0 203
1985 166 0 166
1986 202 6 196
1987 214 0 214
1988 250 0 250
1989 263 0 263
1990 277 5 272
1991 267 0 267
1992 226 5 221
1993 209 5 204
1994 165 0 165
1995 181 6 175
1996 144 0 144
1997 167 0 167
1998 140 0 140
1999 129 0 129
2000 141 5 136
2001 114 7 107
2002 141 7 134
2003 136 7 129
2004 119 10 109
2005 380 9 371
2006 918 16 902
2007 1,033 6 1,027
2008 730 5 725
2009 903 10 893
2010 968 7 961
2011 950 8 942
2012 903 8 895
2013 777 7 770
2014 763 10 753
2015 861 11 850
2016 769 13 756
2017 819 11 808

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Popularity of Leland as a first name

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Popularity of Leland as a last name

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Common last names for Leland

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Baker
  • Lewis
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leland U.S.
  White 87.19% 64.26%
  African American 8.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leland

People with the last name Leland are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Leland

  • What name lists does Leland rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Leland? Leland is the 965th most popular name of all time. As a last name Leland was the 6,921st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leland have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,200 babies born with the first name Leland in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leland to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leland? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Leland first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leland is Tuesday, July 18th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Leland born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leland was in 2007 with a total of 1,027 babies. That's a lot of babies named Leland!
  • Random Leland Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leland ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 18 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Leland: Your name in reverse order is Dnalel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elland. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leland? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,848 people with the last name Leland.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leland? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Leland as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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