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Meaning

The name Leigh has the following meaning:

English variation of Lee. This variant lends feminity to the otherwise masculine Lee. Previously used as surname, as in Vivien Leigh.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby girl name, Leigh is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Leigh in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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Pronunciation

The name Leigh is pronounced as lay

Origins

Leigh originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Leigh and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Leigh: Boys - Bedford, Brain, Clayton, Dane, Denton, Denzel, Doctor, Drake, Dudley, Dunstan, Elton, Fletcher, Glover, Grayson, Jayce, Lamar, Landon, Lawson, Lincoln, Miller, Norton, Girls - Aleta, Amelia, Corda, Dayna, Fronie, India, Julissa, Katie, Kaya, Lu, Mckenna, Mettie, Paula, Tatum, Tawana, Both genders - Bailey, Devon, Hollis, Sonny

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Leigh: Lei (Hawaiian)

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Leigh are: Lee

Style

We think the name Leigh should fall under the following style category: For Both Genders.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Leigh to be: An ambitious, wealthy and sophisticated career woman

In one word, you might describe Leigh as a(n) "ambitious" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Leigh (or its variants) are:

Vivian Leigh, born on 5 November, a famous actress. Vivian Leigh's background: English actress. She is best known for her role as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, which she won an Academy Award for. Her beauty was appreciated far and wide, and was sometimes an obstacle to get people to take her acting seriously. Her poor health was obstructed her from advancing with her acting career and she eventually died of tuberculosis.

Gillian Leigh Anderson, born on 9 April, a famous actress. Gillian Leigh Anderson's background: U.S. actress. She is best known for her role as FBI agent Dana Scully in the hit TV series 'The X-Files' in 1998. Her later films include 'The Life', 'Opinions of Tristam Shandy', 'Gentleman' and 'The Mighty Celt'. Those were not as well-known.
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