What does Lee mean?
Lee [lee] 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 1 masculine form: Brylee.Creative forms:
(female) Lele, Lle, ..
(male) Ler, ee, .. Middle name pairings:
Lee Adelyn (L.A.), ..
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. Demographics)
Lee reached its top position of #220 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Lee are Ashley (#85 via latest list), Beverly (#1498), Braylee (#561), Brylee (#472), Jenilee, Kaylee (#61), Lea (#738), Leah (#36), Leanna (#763), Leatrice and Leigh. These forms of Lee were popular in the year 1991 (adoption of 3.4%) and are now much less common (adoption 1.2%, ▼64.6%), with forms like Lee becoming less in vogue. Leah is the longstanding favorite, although Braylee seems to be getting popular too.
Lee▼ is pronounced similarly to La-, Leeya, Leia▲, Leya, Lia▲, Liya, Lou▼ and Lu. Other suggested similar names are Bee, Cee, Dee▼, Fee, Lene and Ree. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lee.See names in meaning and etymology.