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The first name 

Lesly is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

Lesly is a well-known but special name!

Lesly is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth girl, and therefore ranks at 1,040 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,039 girls names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Lesly.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Lesly mean?

Created in the 1910s, Lesly is a variant of Leslie, originally a Scottish surname borne by the Clan Leslie. It was derived from a place that is believed to mean ‘holly garden’ from Gaelic ‘leas celyn’.

Both Lesly and Leslie were... masculine names that changed into mainly feminine names during the 1940s.

Lesly has 5 letters 
and begins with an L

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter L is a particularly popular initial letter for girls' names – 6.8% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for girls’ names are A and S.

With five letters, the name Lesly is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 6.8% of all girls' names that begin with an L, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average. If you are now wondering which girls' name with L is the most common... the answer is Linda.

Other names with 
L, e, s, l and y

If you take all the letters in the name Lesly – L, e, s, l and y – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Ellys or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Lesly

If your name is Lesly and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Lesly

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Lesly, you can simply say:






This is how the name Lesly is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Lesly in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Lesly

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Lesly is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Lesly

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Lesly sounds like this: