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Lee (girl)

What does Lee mean?

Lee Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, meadow, princess.


Lee has 2 variants: Lea and Leigh.

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

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lee name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lee, Ashley, Beverly, Braylee, Brylee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenilee, Kaylee, Lea, Leah, Leanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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, 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.

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