Leslie Name Meaning & Origin

Leslie

Pronunciation: LEHZ-lee, LEHS-lee (key)

Origin of the name Leslie:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname taken from Lesslyn, a place-name in Aberdeenshire. The name might be derived from the Gaelic elements lios (enclosure, garden, fort) and chuilinn (a holly tree) or liath (gray): hence, "garden of hollies" or "the gray fort." The name, borne by a well-known Scottish clan, was not in common use as a personal name until late in the 19th century.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Leslee, Lesley, Lesli, Lesly, Leslye

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Nicknames for Leslie

Lel, Lelley, Les, Lessie, Lez, Lolly, La, Less-is-more, Lesaly, Lily, Lacy, Lesi, Lesu, Esel, Lee, Le-Le, Lezi, Essie
Lady, Lala, Eli, Less, Elle, Leslo

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Famous real-life people named Leslie

Leslie Caron, actress
Leslie Gore, singer
Leslie Bibb, actress
Leslie Blodgett, Bare Escentuals CEO and cosmetics entreprenuer
Leslie Uggams, actress
Leslie Mann, American actress
Leslie Grace, American singer
Leslie Odom Jr., Actor
Leslie Feinberg, transgender civil rights activist
Leslie Van Houten, American convicted murderer and former member of the Manson Family

Leslie in song, story & screen

Leslie Shay - A main female character on the TV series 'Chicago Fire' (NBC, 2012-2013). The character's full name is Leslie Elizabeth Shay & is played by actress Lauren German.
Leslie Knope - A character from "Parks & Recreation" played by Amy Poehler
Leslie Burk from Bridge To Terabithia
"Leslie Moore," character in Anne's House of Dreams by Lucy Maud Montgomery (and subsequent books)
"Leslie Anne Levine" song by the Decemberists
From song "Summer in the City" by the Loving Spoonful--my friends always thought they sang "You and me and Leslie" instead of "You and me endlessly" worked/works for me--Leslie Lowrey.
Robert Frost's "Last Word of the Bluebird" "... tell Lesley (will you?)That her little Bluebird" Frost's daughter was named Lesley
Leslie Caron--musicals "American in Paris" with Gene Kelly;"Gigi" with Maurice Chelvalier & many stage/screen movies.Orig.French Ballerina
Lesley Anne Warren-actress-stage/screen/tv-1965 TV musical "Cinderella"
'Leslie Benedict' was the character played by Elizabeth Taylor in the movie 'Giant' (1956).
'Leslie Wright' was the main character in the film Just Wright (2010) played by Queen Latifah.
'See You Again" by Miley Cyrus. Has line in chorus singing, "You asked what's wrong with me, my best friend Leslie said "Oh she's just being Miley".
Leslie Meyers, an antagonist in Season 19 of South Park

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