Baby Name: Leland
A surname that originated as a personal name for someone who lived by a low-lying grassy area. A place name for several cities and a river located in the U.S. Namesakes include Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University during the 19th century and Charles Godfrey Leland, a 20th century humorist. In and out of favor with parents, it seems to be making a comeback. From the meadowland.