Name Lee - meaning, origin, popularity 

Lee name meaning

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old English, Latin, Celtic, Old Greek, Germanic, French and Chinese
Usage: English, Arabic, English, Irish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: lee
Meaning: Meadow, Clearing, Pasture and Woods
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What does Lee mean?

The meaning of the name Lee is "from the meadow" or "pasture". The origin of the name Lee is English. The name Lee is derived from Old English leah, which means "clearing in the woods".

The name Lee was first introduced to England by the Normans. It was initially a surname and eventually became a given name. The name Lee became popular in the 18th century.

The popularity of the name Lee declined in the 19th century but it experienced a resurgence in the 20th century. In America, the name Lee is most often used as a middle name.

There are many famous people with the last name Lee, but here are a few notable people with the first name Lee.

Lee Harvey Oswald was the man who assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, and philosopher who is considered by many to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time.
Spike Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor known for his films that deal with controversial social issues such as race relations and police brutality.
Harper Lee was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

There are many reasons why baby name Lee is a good choice. It is strong and masculine, yet also has a soft side. It is unique, but not too unusual. And it has a rich history and meaning. If you are looking for a baby name that is both strong and sweet, Lee might be the perfect choice for you.

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How do I pronounce Lee?

The proper pronunciation of one syllabled Lee is lee.

Variants of Lee

Lea, Hadley, Huxley, Li, Raleigh, Ripley, Yardley, Leander, Haddea, Huc, Hucc, Hux, Lia, Aaronlee, Leeanthony, Aharon, Aaron, Leana, Leamarie

Names that rhyme with Lee

How popular is the name Lee?

Lee was among the popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 293267 babies have been given the given name. When at the peak of its usage in 1900, it ranked 39th when 3684 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 278 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still dominating the charts. Additionally, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 26 times Also, Lee was among the popular names in England and Wales. Since emerging in 1996 around 7717 babies have been given the name. At the peak of its usage in 1996, 1053 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 64th position. After 33 years, the name has past its prime. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 100 baby names 5 times

Lee is an uncommon baby name in France where it may not be used now as it was last seen in 2008. However things change on global perspective, Lee is extremely popular in China where every 1 in 5000 have the name as well as in, Hong Kong, England and Malaysia. Also the baby name is popular in Singapore, Laos, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Vietnam, Wales, Philippines, Scotland, Brunei and Israel. At least, 1580000 people globally have been given the name as per our estimate.

YearBoysGirls
RankBirthsRankBirths
2018688350510525
2017680364578921
2016666382450231
2015679372543324
2014702348560623
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Lee in Nordic countries

CountriesMenWomen
First NameSecondary NameFirst NameSecondary Name
Netherlands16195157704
Finland63016132482

Numerological analysis of Lee

Number 3 as a personality no represents creativity, passion, extravagance, and positivity. Your inner vitality inspires people to do great things. You possess great communication skills. Stick with your goals and don't give up until you become proud of yourself. You often get carried away by your emotions and taken as crazy because of your excessive reactions to injustice. Number 1 reveals your positive attitude and originality.

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Famous people named Lee

  • Lee Teng-hui, Japanese-Taiwanese statesman
  • Lee Shelton, American criminal
  • Lee Jong-wook, Korean public health doctor
  • Lee Young, American jazz drummer and singer
  • Lee Harwood, poet associated with the British Poetry Revival
  • Lee Bowers, Lee Edward Bowers, Jr
  • Lee Allen, American tenor saxophone player
  • Lee Calhoun, American athlete
  • Lee Tamahori, New Zealand filmmaker best
  • Lee Hoffman, American science fiction fan
  • Lee Friedlander, American photographer and artist
  • Lee Mallory, singer
  • Lee McBee, American electric blues musician
  • Lee Kin-yan, Hong Kong actor,
  • Lee Lapin, popular surveillance and espionage author, best
  • Lee Hunter, Lee Hunter Jr
  • Lee Hirsch, American documentary filmmaker
  • Lee M. Silver, American biologist
  • Lee Michaels, American rock musician
  • Lee Eastman, New York City show business attorney and art collector
  • Lee Mears, former English rugby union footballer
  • Lee Smith, American fiction author
  • Lee Clegg, British Army soldier
  • Lee Weyer, American umpire in Major League Baseball
  • Lee Meredith, American actress
  • Lee Garrett, American rhythm and blues singer-songwriter
  • Lee Lorenz, American cartoonist
  • Lee Priest, former International Federation of BodyBuilders professional bodybuilder and a current National Amateur Body-Builders' Association professional athlete
  • Lee Allen, American sportswriter and historian on the subject of baseball
  • Lee Gray, American disc-jockey
  • Lee Eun, director and producer of films in South Korea
  • Lee Sang-hyun, South Korean sculptor
  • Lee Greene Richards, famous Utah portrait artist
  • Lee Baxandall, American writer, translator, editor, and activist
  • Lee Scrivner, American writer and cultural theorist
  • Lee Bodimeade, former field hockey player from Australia,
  • Lee Bergere, American actor
  • Lee Jin-il, retired South Korean athlete
  • Lee Breuer, American playwright, theater director, academic
  • Lee Jae-hyuk, retired South Korean amateur boxer
  • Lee Eisenberg, American film and television writer and producer
  • Lee Smolin, American theoretical physicist
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  • Lee Ross, 'Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin' 2002
  • Lee Felsenstein, American computer engineer
  • Lee Giles, American computer scientist and the David Reese Professor at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University
  • Lee Willerman, American psychologist
  • Lee Spetner, American and Israeli creationist author, mechanical engineer
  • Lee Cronbach, American educational psychologist
  • Lee Archambault, American test pilot and former NASA astronaut
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, American Marxist and former U.S. Marine
  • Lee Marvin, American film and television actor
  • Lee Van Cleef, Clarence Leroy Van Cleef, Jr
  • Lee Kuan Yew, first Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Lee Ranaldo, American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist
  • Lee Haney, American former IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Lee Miller, American photographer and photojournalist
  • Lee Lawrie, was one of the United States' foremost architectural sculptors and a key figure
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry, OD {{cite book

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