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Gender: M Meaning of Leland: "meadow land" Origin of Leland: English Leland's Popularity in 2013: #388

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A somewhat stiff and serious turn-of-the-last-century name that seems to be coming back to life; chosen for his son by Brendan Fraser. In 2009, it was one of the fastest-rising names, jumping from Number 408 to Number 349 in 2009 and now rests in about the same place at Number 388. Leland Stanford was the founder of Stanford University and one-time Governor of California.

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Leland Stanford, American industrialist
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Leland H. Hartwell, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Pop Culture References for the Name Leland

Leland Palmer, character on TV's "Twin Peaks"
Leland Stottlemeyer, character on TV's "Monk"
Leland Fontaine, character in Dan Brown's "Digital Fortress"
"The United States of Leland," 2003 movie about main character Leland P. Fitzgerald, played by Ryan Gosling
Leland, a deceased intern on the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale."

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