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Leith (M)>

Leith (male)

Feminine form:Leith (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire

Private communication [LD2]

Scottish, from the port town at the mouth of the River Leith, near Edinburgh.  The name of the river is from Gaelic meaning "wet".  There is a similar word in Welsh, usually translated as "moist, damp".

Our correspondent [LD2] notes that the name occurs in Australia as both male and female names.  The name occurs a few times in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire but only as a male name.