Leith comes from a Scottish surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Leith, a port area in Edinburgh, as well as the name of a river known as the Water of Leith. The meaning and origin of the name is uncertain. It may be derived from Proto-Brythonic *lleɨθ (damp, moist) via Proto-Celtic *lextos which ultimately derives from a PIE root word.
It’s also possible that Leith is (or could be used) as a variant transcription of Laith ليث, an Arabic male name meaning “lion”.
Origin: uncertain, possibly from a Proto-Brythonic root word; Arabic
Meaning: uncertain though possibly “wet, damp, moist”; also from Arabic “lion”
Usage: English (rare, as a given name and could be considered a unisex name English), Arabic
Pronunciation: leeth (Forvo); layth (Arabic)
- Laith (Arabic)
- Layth (Arabic)