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Lee meaning and name origin
Lee \lee\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Lee), is pronounced lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lee is "meadow or pasture". Lee is often chosen as a middle name. Confederate General Robert E. Lee influenced the name in the 1950s. Actress Lee Remick; Princess Lee Radziwill.Lee has 2 variant forms: Lea and Leigh.
For more information, see also related names Auralee, Jenilee, Kaylee, Leanna, Leatrice, Ashley, Beverly and Leah. Baby names that sound like Lee are La-, Lia, Leia, Leya, Leeya, Lou and Lu.
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Popularity of Lee
Lee is a very popular first name for women (#341 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Lee compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Lee only.