Leslie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a place name in Aberdeenshire, originally Lesslyn, Scottish Gaelic lios cuileann (garden of hollies).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛzli/, /ˈlɛsli/
  • Hyphenation: Les‧lie

Proper noun[edit]

Leslie

  1. A Scottish surname from Scottish Gaelic.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname, of mostly American usage.
    • 2010 Kate Atkinson, Started Early, took My Dog, Doubleday, →ISBN, page 19:
      'Leslie with an "ie",' she had to tell everyone in England because they spelt it with a 'y'. 'Really?' Dominic's mother said, as if Leslie herself was a spelling mistake.
  4. A hamlet in Aberdeenshire council area, Scotland, south-west of Insch (OS grid ref NJ5924). [1]
  5. A large village in Fife council area, Scotland, west of Glenrothes (OS grid ref NO2401).
  6. A special service area in the Rural Municipality of Elfros No. 307, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  7. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A minor city in Searcy County, Arkansas.
    2. A minor city in Sumter County, Georgia.
    3. A township and city therein, in Ingham County, Michigan.
    4. A township in Todd County, Minnesota.
    5. A village in Franklin County, Missouri.
    6. An unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
    7. An unincorporated community in Belmont, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
  8. A town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The male name was popular in the U.K. during the first half of the 20th century.
  • The female given name is usually spelled Lesley in the U.K.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Leslie.

Proper noun[edit]

Leslie

  1. a female given name from English

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Leslie f

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

Scots[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Leslie

  1. a surname. meaning "garden of hollies"
  2. a unisex given name transferred from the surname