Between 1880 and 2022 there were 71 births of Less in the countries below, which represents an average of 1 birth of children bearing the first name Less per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 0 birth.

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Information about the first name Less

The first name Less has been assigned to:
100.00% to boys
0.00% to girls
The country where the first name Less is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 1 vowel and 3 consonants

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Origin and meaning of name Less

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English lesse, les, from Old English lǣs, as in þȳ lǣs þe.
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • less (not comparable)
  • (archaic) Lesser; smaller.
Etymology (Adverb) src :
  • less (diminutive comparative)
  • comparative degree of little
  • Used for constructing syntactic diminutive comparatives of adjectives and adverbs.
  • To a smaller extent or degree.
Etymology (Determiner) src :
  • less
  • (Now chiefly of numbers or dimensions) comparative form of little: more little; of inferior size, degree or extent; smaller, lesser. [from 11th c.]
  • A smaller amount of; not as much. [from 12th c.]
  • (proscribed) Fewer; a smaller number of. [from 14th c.]
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • less (uncountable)
  • A smaller amount or quantity.
Etymology (Preposition) src :
  • less
  • Minus; not including
Etymology (Conjunction) src :
  • less
  • (dialectal, nonstandard) unless
Anagrams src :
  • ELSS, SELs, SLEs
Noun src :
  • LESs
  • plural of LES
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /lɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs
HU Hungarian
Etymology src :
  • les +‎ -j
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛʃː]
  • Hyphenation: less
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃː
Verb src :
  • less
  • second-person singular subjunctive present indefinite of les
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from German Löss.
Noun src :
  • less m inan
  • (geology) loess
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /lɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs
  • Syllabification: less
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • Clipping of lessen, pronunciation spelling of ledsen (“sad”), alternatively interpreted as a pronunciation spelling of a clipping of ledsen.
Adjective src :
  • less (comparative mer less, superlative mest less)
  • tired (of something irritating)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛsː/
Adjective (Declension) src :
  • Only used predicatively with the common gender singular. The comparative form lessare and superlative lessast exist but are considered nonstandard, so this word is mostly compared periphrastically.
NO Norwegian Nynorsk
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • less
  • imperative of lessa
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • less
  • (non-standard since 2012) past tense of låss
NO Norwegian Bokmål
Etymology src :
  • From Old Norse látast. Cognate with Swedish låtsas.
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • less (present tense less, past tense less)
  • to pretend (to be)
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • less
  • imperative of lesse

Popularity of the name Less

Number of LESS births per year

Total births of Less by country

Births with the first name Less
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022

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Personalities with the first name Less

There is 0 personality with the first name Less

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Less

There are 1 actor and actress with the first name Less
Less Adam

Rankings of first name LESS by country

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