Leland Name Meaning & Origin

Leland

Pronunciation: LEE-lənd (key)

Origin of the name Leland:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English elements lēah (wood, clearing, meadow) or læge (fallow) and land (land, area). The name was indicative of one who lived near a clearing or piece of fallow land.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Leland: | Edit

I wasnt planning on this name for my. Third and last child, but my husband was dead set on it so I let him name my boys and I named our girl... I am glad I did because his little name just suits him, he is blue eyed red headed and full of love.he has only one speed though and thats wide open so I suppose that says he is but one thing free spirited and energetic and mommys little man .

Personal experiences with the name Leland: | Edit

I have a son with the name leland, most people have never heard it before, but some know it from Dog the Bounty Hunter. We always get comments on it, His sister has an unusual name as well Tallulah, Kallie, and Jordan

I've only known one person named Leland.

Nicknames for Leland: | Edit

Lee, Land

Meanings and history of the name Leland: | Edit

There are towns named "Leland" in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, and North Carolina.
There is also a town named "Leland" in Norway!

Famous real-life people named Leland: | Edit

Leland Stanford - b1824 d1893: American tycoon, politician and founder of Stanford University
Leland Chapman - bounty hunter on A&E's Dog the bounty hunter

Leland in song, story & screen: | Edit

Captain Leland Stottlemeyer played by Ted Levine on the American TV series "Monk".
Leland McKenzie, head of the law firm "McKenzie, Brackman, Cheney, Kuzack, and Becker" in the long running series, L.A. Law".

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