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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lesley
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Lesley in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Lesley:
Records indicate that 32,024 girls in the United States have been named Lesley since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1980, when 928 people in the U.S. were given the name Lesley. Those people are now 37 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Lesley
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3 Positive Comments
"I am a Lesley and I love my name. I think it looks and sounds pretty, and although I prefer the unvoiced "s," it doesn't bother me when people use the "z" sound. I also don't get upset when people spell it Leslie (more common in the U.S.), but I prefer the "y"! I don't think "Lesley" or "Leslie" is very popular these days, but that's a shame. Maybe it will come back in a generation or two?" May. 26, 2017:
"yes my name is LESLEY and i always have to correct people when they spell it wrong and i never find any one else how spelss it the same way!!!" Sep. 12, 2006:
"It's a different spelling than the common one, and I didn't used to like it but now I do since it's kind of original" Jan. 13, 2006:
8 Neutral Comments
"My mums name was Lesley my great auntie is Lesley and so is my daughter love the name" Nov. 14, 2017:
"its my name but i spell it leslie but i wish i spelled it like lesleigh buts its a pretty cool name if u ask me" Oct. 11, 2017:
"I find my name a bit bla. As a Brit I prefer LeZley rather than LeSSley. Just don't call me Les!" Sep. 21, 2017:
"It's a pretty spelling and Less-ley is a pretty name. But most people say Lezley, and spell it ?e', which is surprisingly annoying to me - especially as they're my inlaws! No one has bothered to notice the spelling or pronunciation." Jul. 16, 2017:
"I am LESLEY from UK so the British pronunciation is always that an "s" alone is pronounced as a "z" It takes a double "ss" to pronounce it Lessley
The "ey" is the feminine ending. "ie" is masculine. The name was originally a Scottish surname and meant "from the grey fort"" Oct. 17, 2016:
"I am 43 my grandpa was Leslie and I am Lesley. I truly hate when people say Lezley.I was so happy to see others with the same spelling. It also seems like all the Lesley's I know have the middle name Ann." Apr. 16, 2014:
"I have always loved my name Lesley. -ey is the way to spell it for girls, -ie is the way to spell it for boys. Thanks mom! :)" May. 6, 2007:
"Yes my name is Lesley and I have a awful time getting people to spell it and I never find it on items in gift stores. Mine also gets pronounced wrong. It is with an "s" sound, not "z" sound." Jun. 1, 2005:
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