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Meaning of the name LeeMeaning of the name Lee

[ 1 syll. lee, le-e ] The baby boy name Lee is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as Liy- †. Lee is an English and Chinese name of Old English, Celtic, Old Greek, Germanic, French, Chinese, and English origin. Old English origin, English use: The first name is from an English surname, which is itself from a place name, of the Old English 'leah' (meaning wood, clearing, meadow) or 'hleo'. The name is famous in the USA from the Confederate general Robert E. Lee (1807-1970). The first name was adopted by English speakers in the 19th century, initially as a boy name. See Lee for more information.

In addition, Lee is a pet form of the name Ashley (English).

Lee is also a pet form of the name Bentley (English).

Lee is also a pet form of the name Bradley (English).

Lee is also a variant of the name Fairleigh (English).

Lee is also a pet form (English) of the name Finlay (English, Irish, and Scottish).

Lee is also a variant of the name Hadley (English).

Lee is also a variant of the name Huxley (English).

Lee is also a pet form (English) of the name Leander (English and German).

Lee is also a pet form (English) of the name Leonard (English, German, and Polish).

Lee is also a pet form of the name Leroy (English).

Lee is also a variant of the name Li (Chinese and English).

Lee is also a variant of the name Raleigh (English).

Lee is also a variant of the name Ripley (English).

Lee is also a variant of the name Yardley (English).

Lea, Leah, and Ley are variants of Lee. Leigh (English variant spelling) is another form of Lee. See also the related forms, Jaylee (English), Jimmy Lee, and Lerone (English).

Lee is a classic favorite. Today it is still fairly popular as a baby name for boys, though not to the extent it was in the past. In 1900, 0.416% of baby boys were given the name Lee. Its ranking then was #39. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity, and in recent years it is of very modest use. In 2012, its usage was only 0.018% and its ranking #667, but it was nonetheless the 3rd most popular after Bentley and Bradley, among all boy names in its group. In 2012, Bentley's use outnumbered Lee's by 17 times. There were times from 1931 to 1968 when more girls than baby boys were named Lee, but currently it is more often than not a baby boy name. In 1990, 7 times as many baby boys than girls were given the name Lee.

Baby names that sound like Lee include Lei, Leigh, Li, , Ly, Aisli, Élie, Laele, Lail, Laile, Lait, Lal, Lall, Lalle, Lao, Law, Lay, Layl, Layle, and Le.

† Pronunciation for Lee: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

Which Famous Persons bear the name Lee?

Details of famous persons named Lee:
Actor Lee Marvin, born 19 February 1924 - 29 August 1987, New York, New York.
Actor Lee Van Cleef, born Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Jr., 9 January 1925 - 16 December 1989, Somerville, New Jersey.
Filmmaker Ang Lee, born Li An, 23 October 1954, Pingtung, Taiwan.

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