Leigh

Pronunciation: le-he-e-gh
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Leigh is a unisex given name and an English surname with various meanings and origins. The name is derived from the Old English word 'Leah,' which means "clearing" or "meadow". It can also be a variant of the Hebrew name Leah, who was Jacob's first wife in the Bible. In addition to its English origins, Leigh has meanings in other languages, such as "healer" in Celtic and American origins. Overall, the name Leigh is associated with meanings like "meadow," "delicate," "sheltered," and "healer". The origin of the name Leigh is primarily Old English, but it can also be found in various forms across different languages and cultures. For example, it means "healer" in Celtic and American origins, and in Chinese, it can mean "plum" or "dwelling of the plum". The name Leigh has been used as both a given name and a surname throughout history, with notable individuals such as the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee during the American Civil War.

Leigh Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Leigh is currently #357 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Leigh is currently #357 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Leigh is currently #354 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Leigh is currently #354 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Leigh

  • Vivien Leigh: Vivien Leigh was an English actress known for her roles as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" and Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire." She passed away in 1967.
  • Leigh Whannell: Leigh Whannell is an Australian screenwriter, producer, director, and actor known for co-creating the "Saw" franchise and directing "The Invisible Man."
  • Leigh-Anne Pinnock: Leigh-Anne Pinnock is an English singer and songwriter known for being a member of the girl group Little Mix.
  • Janet Leigh: Janet Leigh was an American actress known for her roles in "Psycho," "The Manchurian Candidate," and "Touch of Evil." She passed away in 2004.