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What does Lee mean?

Lee /lee/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' 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 variants: Lea and Leigh.

Related girl names: Auralee, Braylee, Brylee, Jenilee, Kaylee, Leanna, Leatrice, Ashley, Beverly and Leah.

Lee has 1 masculine form: Brylee.

Kreatif forms: Leele, Lelee. [more]

How popular is Lee?

Lee is a very popular first name for women (#341 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#22 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lee for girls. Lee reached its top position of #226 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Lee are Ashley (#87 a year ago), Beverly, Braylee (#537), Brylee (#468), Kaylee (#52), Lea (#677), Leah (#35), Leanna (#725), Leatrice and Leigh. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4503%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4017%, down 10.8%), with forms like Lea, Leanna, Leatrice, Lee and Leigh falling out of style. The most fashionable names for newborns in this list are Ashley (#87), Braylee (#537), Brylee (#468), Kaylee (#52) and Leah (#35), and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for Leah. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Lee and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee, Ashley, Beverly, Braylee, Brylee in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Lee is 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 frequently used than Lee.