Leland Name Meaning & Origin
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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I NEVER KNEW ANYONE BY THIS NAME UNTILL I NAMED MY CHILD THIS AND NOW PEOPLE ARE POPING UP FROM EVERY WHERE WITH IT.
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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
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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!
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Leland Stanford - b1824 d1893: American tycoon, politician and founder of Stanford University
Leland Chapman - bounty hunter on A&E's Dog the bounty hunter
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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".