Leland: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Leland

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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Land, Lee

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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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