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What does Lech mean?

Lech Pronunciation of Lech as a boys' name is of Slavic origin. Slavic mythology: name of the founder of the Polish people. His brothers Russ and Czech were the progenitors of the Russian and Czech nations, respectively. The name was borne by Lech Walesa, the courageous shipyard worker and labor organizer who led the campaign to bring down the Communist government in Poland.


ASSOCIATED WITH mythology, courageous (brave), worker (occupational)




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How popular is Lech?

Lech is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#19445 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Russ is the only popular alternative form of Lech (UNLISTED) rated in the Top 2000. This form of Lech was favored 6 decades ago (USAGE OF 0.01%). (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Russ in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lech and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lech is alike in pronunciation to Lake, Lock, Locke, Luc, Luck and Luke. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arch, Beach, Beech, Lacy, Larch, Le, Le-, Lea, Lee, Leif, Leigh, Leith, Lem, Len, Lenci, Lenn, Leo, Leon, Les, Lev, Levi, Levy, Lew, Lex, Lexo, Luce, Lucho, Lugh, Rich, Roch, Welch and Zach. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lech.