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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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
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 Francis Fraser (b. 2006), son of Canadian-American actor Brendan Fraser
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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".