An example of Leigh is the singer and songwriter, Leigh Nash, who sang with the band Sixpence None the Richer.
Origin of leigh
- From Middle English legh, lege, lei (“clearing, open ground") from Old English lÄ“ah (“clearing in a forest") from Proto-Germanic *lauhÅ (“meadow"), from Proto-Indo-European *louk- (“field, meadow"). Akin to Old Frisian lÄch (“meadow"), Old Saxon lÅh (“forest, grove") (Middle Dutch loo (“forest, thicket"); Dutch -lo (“used in placenames")), Old High German lÅh (“covered clearing, low bushes"), Old Norse lÅ (“clearing, meadow"). More at Waterloo.