Lesley Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Lesley:
Transferred use of the surname originating in Scotland from the place-name Leslyn, which is said to be derived from less lea (smaller meadow, smaller clearing). Var: Leslie.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Les, Lessy, Lelly
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"Bonnie Lesley" -- Poem by Robert Burns, 1759–1796.