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Lee meaning and name origin
Lee \lee\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Lee), is pronounced lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lee is "pasture or meadow". Place name. Surname frequently used in the American South as a given name in honor of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Tough-guy actor Lee Marvin; Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca; actor Lee Majors.
Lee has 2 variant forms: Lea and Leigh.
For more information, see also related names Ashley, Bentley, Bradley, Farley, Finlay, Leander, Leo, Leonard and Leroy.
Baby names that sound like Lee are Le-, Le and Lew.
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Popularity of Lee
Lee is a very popular first name for men (#123 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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