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

Leigh Origin and Meaning

The name Leigh is a girl's name of English origin meaning "pasture, meadow".

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.

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burg123 Says:


I like it better at the end of a name.

rayleemarie Says:


I know this is pronounced "Lee" but when I see it I want to say Lay ): Much prefer the Lee soellspe, simply spelled and pronounced

vintageisfave Says:


I pronounce it lay, too!

Zelliew Says:


I definately pronounce it as Lee. I know a Leanne who goes by Lee.

Kayte Says:


I have a female relative named Leigh and she pronounces it Lee

Leigh Wilson Says:


I've had issues of my name being mispronounced for as long as I can remember... :/

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Yes, I do!! That's how I was told it was pronounced! It makes all -eigh names seem a bit off to me.

SimoneKadele Says:


I see this and pronounce it Lay. Anyone else??

ldougie Says:


I love this as a middle name pronounced lay.