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Leslie

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English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

From a place name in Aberdeenshire, originally Lesslyn, Gaelic leas celyn "garden of hollies".

Proper noun

Singular
Leslie

Plural
-

Leslie

  1. A Scottish surname.
  2. A male given name derived from the surname. Popular in the U.K. during the first half of the 20th century.
  3. A female given name, of mostly American usage.

Usage notes

The female given name is usually spelled Lesley in the U.K.

Translations


French

Alternative spellings

Etymology

Borrowed from English. By folk etymology confused with Liesel, Liesl, German pet forms of Elisabeth.

Proper noun

Leslie

  1. A female given name, popular in the 1980s and the 1990s.

Scots

Proper noun

Leslie

Singular
Leslie

Plural
-

  1. A Scottish surname meaning "garden of hollies".
  2. A male or female given name derived from the surname.

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