- Leigh is a name for either boys or girls, that means delicate or meadow.
An example of Leigh is the singer and songwriter, Leigh Nash, who sang with the band Sixpence None the Richer.
Origin of Leigh; from surname Leigh ; from Middle English leye: see lea
- A meadow.
From Middle English legh, lege, lei (â€œclearing, open groundâ€) from Old English lÄ“ah (â€œclearing in a forestâ€) from Proto-Germanic *lauhÅ (â€œmeadowâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *louk- (â€œfield, meadowâ€). Akin to Old Frisian lÄch (â€œmeadowâ€), Old Saxon lÅh (â€œforest, groveâ€) (Middle Dutch loo (â€œforest, thicketâ€); Dutch -lo (â€œused in placenamesâ€)), Old High German lÅh (â€œcovered clearing, low bushesâ€), Old Norse lÅ (â€œclearing, meadowâ€). More at Waterloo.
In the U.K. Leigh is occasionally seen as the feminine form of the male name Lee.