What does Lee mean?
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.
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How popular is Lee?
Lee is a very prominent first name for males (#123 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#22 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Lee for boys. Lee was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #45 in the U.S. then, and is at #701 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Lee (#701 from recent data) are Bentley (#89 from recent data), Leo (#97), Bradley (#184), Leonard (#662), Leroy (#1064), Leigh, Lea, Farley, Finlay, Ashley and Leander. These forms of Lee were favored as birth names a century ago (median #982) and have become much less widespread since (#1233, ▼58.6%). Bradley is more familiar than the rest, though Bentley is now the top form, while versions such as Leander have lost favor.
Lee▼ is alike in pronunciation to La-, Le, Le-, Lew▼, Lleu, Loew, Loewe, Loewy, Lou▼, Louie▼, Lowe, Loy and Lugh. Other suggested similar names are Dee▼, Fee, Lem▼, Len, Les, Lev and Lex. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lee.