Lee Name Meaning & Origin

Lee

Pronunciation: LEE (key)

Origin of the name Lee:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English lēah (wood, clearing, meadow), lee has the meaning "dweller by the wood or clearing." In Middle English, the spelling lēah evolved to leigh, legh. Lee is popularly used as a name element in combination names such as Kathy-Lee and Lee-Ann.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Leigh, Alethea, Leah, Leanna, Leanne, Leona, Liadan

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Famous real-life people named Lee

Lee Patrick, American actress.
Lee Remick, American actress.
Lee Meredith, American actress and Playboy model.
Lee Grant, American Academy Award-winning actress.
Lee Radziwill, American socialite and author.
Lee Ann Womack, American country singer and songwriter.
Lee Miller, American photographer.
Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955.
Tommy Lee: American rock star
Tommy Lee-Jones: American actor
Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr's third child and only daughter is named Lee
Jamie-Lee Curtis, actress.
Lee Newton, YouTuber

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