US Popularity:6372
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Woodland, glade, meadow
You might be most familiar with Leigh as the second part of many first names—Kayleigh and Charleigh lead the charge here—but this gender-neutral British name can stand on its own two feet. A variant of Lee, Leigh comes from the Old English leah, meaning "woodland," "glade," or "meadow." Leigh may also derive from the Irish surname Ó Laoidhigh, from laoidh, meaning "poem" or "song." With its catchy single-syllable sound, Leigh will pair perfectly with countless middle names and can also be part of a double-barrel first name, like Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Leigh Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Leigh is currently #1046 on The Bump
Boy:Leigh is currently #764 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Leigh is currently #575 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Leigh is currently #6372 in U.S. births
Boy:Leigh is currently #29172 in U.S. births
Girl:Leigh is currently #7214 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 1739
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • WordSense Dictionary, Leigh

  • Behind the Name, Lee, January 2022

  • Name Doctor, Leigh

  • Ancestry, Lee

  • House of Names, Leigh

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