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Gender: F Meaning of Leigh: "pasture, meadow" Origin of Leigh: English variation of Lee

This spelling adds a little more femininity to the neutral Lee. Leigh and sister Lee were quite popular in the 1960s and 1970s among the first cool wave of unisex names for girls, but now have vanished from the Top 1000. The Biblical Leah is preferred.

Famous People Named Leigh

Leigh Bingham Nash, lead singer of American band Sixpence None the Richer
Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress
Leigh Anne Tuohy; American interior designer; subject of book/film "The Blind Side"
Leigh Bardugo, American novelist
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, singer of British girl group Little Mix
Leigh Lezark, American DJ of group The Misshapes
Leigh Ann Brown, American soccer player
Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress
Dorothy Leigh Sayers, British novelist and theologian
Janet Leigh, American actress
Vivien Leigh, British actress

Pop Culture References for the name Leigh

Brenda Leigh Johnson, character on TV's "The Closer"
Leigh Peterson, character in 2009 movie "Mississippi Damned"
Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore, character in the TV series "Gilmore Girls"