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Leslie Name Meaning and Origin

Leslie Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Holly garden, gray fortress

Name Origin


Leslie is a name of Scottish origin meaning 'holly garden' or 'gray fortress'. It is a unisex name that has been used for both boys and girls, but is more commonly used for girls in modern times.

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Leslie Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Leslie is easy to pronounce with a clear 'lez-lee' sound that flows smoothly.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Leslie has a moderate rhythm with two syllables, making it easy to say but not as catchy or melodic.

Famous People Named Leslie

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● Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann is an American actress known for her roles in comedies such as 'Knocked Up' and 'This Is 40'. She is also married to director Judd Apatow.

● Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones is an American comedian and actress who gained fame as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live'. She has also appeared in films like 'Ghostbusters'.

● Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr. is an American actor and singer known for his Tony-winning performance as Aaron Burr in the musical 'Hamilton'. He has also appeared in films and TV shows.

Leslie Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Leslie

The name Leslie does not typically evoke negative characters or cultural symbols. It is a versatile and neutral name that is widely accepted and used in various cultures.

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