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Gender: F Origin of Les: Nickname for Lester, Leslie

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Les is strictly a nickname in our book--for the male Lester or the female Leslie. For example, famed guitarist Les Paul was born Lester. So though sometimes more is less, in this case Les is less.

Famous People Named Les

Les Paul, U.S. guitarist
Les Claypool, U.S bassist, frontman of rock band Primus

Pop Culture References for the Name Les

Les Moore, character in comic strip "Funky Winkerbean"