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 is a very popular first name for males (#123 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lee for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lee and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bentley (#89), Leo (#97), Bradley (#184), Leonard (#662), Lee (#701), Leigh, Leroy, Leander, Finlay and Ashley. (2014 statistics).
Lee is also pronounced similarly to La-, Le, Le-, Lew, Lleu, Loew, Loewe, Lou, Lowe and Loy. Other suggested similar baby names are Dee, Fee, Lem, Len, Les, Lev and Lex. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lee.