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What does Leigh mean?

Meaning of the name LeighLaytonLeeLeightonRaleighHadleyFairleighHaddyFairlayRallyHadleahLayLeaRaleyRawlingLeytunRaileigh

[ 1 syll. lei-(g)(h), le-i-gh ] The baby boy name Leigh is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced as Liy- †. Leigh is an English name of Old English origin.

Leigh is a variant of the name Fairleigh (English).

Leigh is also a variant of the name Hadley (English).

Leigh is also an English variant spelling of the name Lee (English and Chinese).

Leigh is also a variant of the name Leighton (English).

Leigh is also a variant of the name Raleigh (English).

Leigh is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1955 with 0.006% of baby boys being given the name Leigh. It ranked at #653 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is now of very light use. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Leigh, Lee was the most popular in 2016. Though Leigh is more popular as a girl name today, there was a period from 1928 to 1945 that it was given more often to boys. From 1946 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Leigh. In 1971, the name Leigh was given to 20 times as many girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Leigh include Lee, Lei, Li, , Ly, Aisli, Élie, Lail, Laile, Lait, Lal, Lall, Lalle, Lao, Law, Lay, Layl, Layle, Leal, and Leale.

† Pronunciation for Leigh: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"


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