Definitions

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  • proper n. A Scottish surname.
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname. Popular in the U.K. during the first half of the 20th century.
  • proper n. A female given name, of mostly American usage.

Etymologies

From a place name in Aberdeenshire, originally Lesslyn, Goidelic leas celyn "garden of hollies". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • KELLY MCCORKLE, BEST FRIEND OF VICTIM LESLIE MAZZARA (via phone): Oh, I know and that ` s the scary part and my biggest fear was that it would be somebody that Leslie would know.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2005

  • KELLY MCCORKLE, BEST FRIEND OF MURDER VICTIM LESLIE MAZZARA: Well, I can tell you that Leslie is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2005

  • NATION OF BLUE is saying we WONT GET SELBY, JONES, ROSS, OR LESLIE …. and that we'll only get lamb … … selby-kasnas, jones and ross-washington, Leslie Nc state

    Kentucky Sports Radio

  • LESLIE - Al'heure où son site internet www. leslie-lesite.com fait peau neuve, Leslie nous livre un 2ème extrait de son album Mes Couleurs. ... park hotel ai cappuccini gubbio pg

    Refinance 2nd Mortgage

  • Consider mine, for instance: the name Leslie nearly turned me gay.

    Leslie Goldman: The Baby Name Whisperer

  • “Does the name Leslie Bloeden mean anything to you?”

    Venom

  • Your confidence in Leslie is justified because she is completely innocent of any involvement in the bombing of the US Capitol.

    December « 2008 « Bill Ayers

  • In short, women want to be wanted-hungered for, says Leslie Kelly, the author of dozens of novels for Harlequin, and who also writes dark romantic thrillers under the name Leslie Parrish.

    FOXNews.com

  • “Cin – Leslie,” Asclepius said into the mouthpiece.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » The Five Page Challenge!

  • Leslie is asking you to order by the 8th of November (yikes! sorry for the short notice).

    Archive 2009-11-01

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