This name has Scottish and Gaelic roots, and is said to mean “garden” and “holly tree,” so together, Leslie means “garden of holly trees.” But hey, most parents are just happy if their little one doesn’t pick all the neighbor’s flowers.
Les, Lily, Lacy, Elle.
Famous people named Leslie:
Fictional Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation; Leslie Feinberg, transgender civil rights activist; actresses Leslie Bibb, Leslie Caron, Leslie Mann, Leslie Ann Warren, Leslie Uggams; singers Leslie Grace and Leslie Gore.
It has also been suggested that Leslie is an anglicized version of the Hungarian given name, László.