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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 used 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 girl names Auralee, Jenilee, Kaylee, Leanna, Leatrice, Ashley, Beverly and Leah.


Lee is a very popular first name for females (#341 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lee for girls. Lee reached its highest rank of #226 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lee and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leah (#35), Kaylee (#52), Ashley (#87), Lea (#677), Leanna (#725), Leigh, Lee, Leatrice and Beverly. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashley, Beverly, Kaylee, Lea, Leah, Leanna, Leatrice, Lee, Leigh in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashley, Kaylee, Lea, Leah, Leanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lee is also pronounced similarly to La-, Leeya, Leia, Leya, Lia, Lou and Lu. Other suggested similar baby names are Bee, Cee, Dee, Fee, Lene and Ree. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lee.