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The name Lesley is of Gaelic origin, and is a variation of Leslie.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Lesley has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Lesley
Use of the Name Lesley for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
30,925 28,030 13,567 5,402 2,534 898 447
The table below indicates the number of times the name Lesley has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Lesley first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1882, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Lesley
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1882  9046
1883  9785
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1893    
1894    
1895    
1896    
1897    
1898  8518
1899    
1900  88210
1901    
1902    
1903  54117
1904    
1905  82110
1906    
1907    
1908  85711
1909    
1910  96512
1911    
1912    
1913    
1914    
1915    
1916    
1917    
1918    
1919    
1920  97750
1921    
1922  91758
1923    
1924    
1925  91854
1926    
1927  99750
1928    
1929    
1930    
1931    
1932    
1933    
1934  98143
1935    
1936    
1937    
1938    
1939  96843
1940  84656
19419825691049
194275410183861
19437969579568
194465312976667
194564313089251
194655320486458
194758221583968
194857621180172
194952324676681
195051025585764
195147929675785
195248230579579
195350429786569
195447035583875
195550833289169
195654429683181
195747439782983
1958588286736100
1959558304755102
196064624487176
196160627787876
196256430483683
196351935180489
196448340386678
196533074375396
1966324752735100
196733568673999
196834266180086
196933571194566
197034176892375
197131384796971
1972344642  
197334861293375
1974302781  
1975321712  
1976304753  
197728284894682
1978275842  
1979268911  
1980268929  
1981282867  
1982297830  
1983315735  
1984376607  
1985400564  
1986420520  
1987464470  
1988466481  
1989565392  
1990538442  
1991608371  
1992638354  
1993687315  
1994722288  
1995741276  
1996431590  
1997415626  
1998394695  
1999408681  
2000429658  
2001523509  
2002564469  
2003602451  
2004609447  
Totals:  30,925 2,967

During the last 125 years, parents have used Lesley as a girl's name about 91% of the time and less frequently (about 8% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Lesley appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 64 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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