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Lee - Meaning of Lee

What does Lee mean?

Meaning of the name LeeLeighJenileeBobbileeAshleyEmmaleeLeslieJanaleeEvaleeLeahanBeverlyLeahLeaLyJayleeEmma-LeeKimberleyLleeBrenda-Lee

[ 1 syll. lee, le-e ] The baby girl name Lee is also used as a boy name, and it is more frequently a boy name. It is pronounced as Liy- †.

1: Lee's language of origin is Old English and it is predominantly used in English. 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. The girl name can also be considered as a form of Lea. See Lee for more information.

Forms of Lee include the Dutch, English, French, and Italian Lea, the English Leahan, and the name Ly.

2: Lee's origin is Chinese. Here, the meaning is 'plum'.

In addition, Lee is a diminutive of the English Ashley.

Lee is also a diminutive (English) of the English and German Beverly.

Lee is also a diminutive of the English Kimberley.

Lee is also a diminutive (English) of the English, Hebrew, and Yiddish Leah.

Lee is also a diminutive (English) of the English and German Leslie.

See also the related forms, Bobbilee, Brenda-Lee, Emma-Lee, Emmalee, Evalee, Janalee, Jaylee, Jenilee, Jenny Lee, Jonilee, Katelee, Kristalee, Leanne, Marilee, Marvalee, Noralee, Raylee, Saralee, Shealee, Sheralee, and Leann.

See also the related categories, wood (forest), meadow, and chinese.

Lee is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1956, 0.094% of baby girls were named Lee. It had a ranking of #184 then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very light scale today. In 2017, within the family of girl names directly related to Lee, Leah was the most popular.

Baby names that sound like Lee include Lei, Leigh, Li, Llee, Ly, Lyss, La, Lai, Laylle, Leli, Lelie, Lieu, Lil, Lile, Lilí, Lo, Loo, Lou, Loulou, and Low.

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


Meaning of Lee Meaning of Lee Meaning of Ly Meaning of Ashley Meaning of Leslie Meaning of Leah Meaning of Kimberley Meaning of Beverly Meaning of Lee Meaning of Kristalee Meaning of Leanne Meaning of Marilee Meaning of Marvalee Meaning of Noralee Meaning of Raylee Meaning of Saralee Meaning of Shealee Meaning of Katelee Meaning of Jonilee Meaning of Jenny Lee Meaning of Bobbilee Meaning of Brenda-Lee Meaning of Emma-Lee Meaning of Emmalee Meaning of Evalee Meaning of Janalee Meaning of Jaylee Meaning of Jenilee Meaning of Sheralee
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