Leigh - Meaning of Leigh
[ 1 syll. lei-(g)(h), le-i-gh ] The baby girl name Leigh is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced Liy- †. Leigh's origin is Hebrew and Old English, and its use, English.
Leigh is an English form of the English, Hebrew, and Yiddish Leah.
Leigh is also a spelling variant of the English Lee.
Leigh is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1968, 0.083% of baby girls were named Leigh. It was #211 in rank then. The baby name has markedly dropped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very modest scale now. Within the family of girl names directly related to Leigh, Leah was the most popular in 2012. Although there were times from 1928 to 1969 that Leigh was more popular with boys, today it is used more commonly as a baby girl name. In 1971, 20 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Leigh.
† Pronunciation for Leigh: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"