Name: Lee

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lee

  • Meaning:
    Clearing, meadow
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Descendant of Laoidheach
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (lee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Lee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lee

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Lee is a surname that has become very common as a first name in English speaking countries.

    As a first name, famous Lees include actor Lee Marvin, Lee Majors, singer Lee Ryan and the assassin of John F Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald.

    People with Lee as a surname include Confederate general Robert E Lee, film directors Ang Lee and Spike Lee, and novelist Harper Lee.

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