Gender: Male Meaning of Leland: "meadow land" Origin of Leland: English Leland's Popularity in 2018: #419

Leland Origin and Meaning

The name Leland is a boy's name of English origin meaning "meadow land".

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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Rank in US: #419

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Pop Culture References for the name Leland

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catcher5 Says:


Also, I love the nickname possibilities, Lee, Leo, Lan, Land, Andy, Landy.

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.