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 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).
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).
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.