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Gender: Male Meaning of Leland: "meadow land" Origin of Leland: English Leland's Popularity in 2017: #393

The name Leland is a boy's name of English origin meaning "meadow land". Leland is ranked #393 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Virgo Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

A somewhat stiff and serious turn-of-the-last-century name that seems to be coming back to life.

Brendan Fraser chose it for his son in the mid-2000s. Leland Stanford was the founder of Stanford University and one-time Governor of California.

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Famous People Named Leland

(Amasa) Leland Stanford, American industrialist and politician
Leland Bruce "Lee" Sklar, American musician
Leland Blaine Chapman, American bounty hunter, son of bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman
Leland Austin aka Yung L.A., American rapper
Leland Jones Orser, American actor
Leland Harrison Hartwell, American biologist and winner of the Nobel Prize
Leland Hayward, American film producer
(Leland) Milo Hamilton, American sportscaster
Leland Francis Fraser (b. 2006), son of actor Brendan Fraser

Pop Culture References for the name Leland

Leland P. Fitzgerald, main character in 2003 movie "The United States of Leland"
Leland Palmer, character on TV's "Twin Peaks"
Leland Stottlemeyer, character on TV's "Monk"
Leland McCauley III and IV, characters in DC Comics
Leland Fontaine, character in Dan Brown's "Digital Fortress"
Leland, character in podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Leland Wickstaff, character in children's novel "The Wish Giver"
General Leland Zevo, character from 1992 film "Toys"

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catcher5 Says:


What about Leland Melvin? First man ever to both play in the NFL and travel to space.

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Ashley Braden Says:


So naming my baby Leland if it's a boy! So in love ❤️

lesliemarion Says:


Love Land as a strong nn.

fightyoctopus Says:


This name has a melodic, sweet sound. It does make me think of someone's grandpa, but that's not bad.

Rush1986 Says:


I've only met one Leland and it worked great for him. A strong name that would work for any age.