- 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 (“clearing, open ground”) from Old English lēah (“clearing in a forest”) from Proto-Germanic *lauhō (“meadow”), from Proto-Indo-European *louk- (“field, meadow”). Akin to Old Frisian lāch (“meadow”), Old Saxon lōh (“forest, grove”) (Middle Dutch loo (“forest, thicket”); Dutch -lo (“used in placenames”)), Old High German lōh (“covered clearing, low bushes”), Old Norse lō (“clearing, meadow”). More at Waterloo.
In the U.K. Leigh is occasionally seen as the feminine form of the male name Lee.