First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hebrew: Weary
  2. Old English: Glade
  3. Gaelic: Poet
  4. English: Sheltered from the storm
  5. Irish: Poetic
  6. Chinese: Plum
  7. Scottish: Dweller in the gray castle
  8. Old English: Small meadow
  9. Old English: Glade
  10. Gaelic: Poet
  11. Chinese: Plum
  12. Old French: The king
  13. English: English moor; meadow; Outdoors loving
  14. Old English: Dweller by the deer meadow

First name variations: Lea, Lia, Liah, Leatrice, Leigh, Lea, Leanne, Leeanne, Leigh Anne, Li, Ly, Lesley, Lesly, Les, Leah, Leslie, Leigh, Leroi, Roy, More, Morlee, Morly, Morrs, Morlee, Morleigh, Morry, Morrie, Rawley, Rawly, Rawls, Leigh, Leroy, Morley, Raleigh

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.
  2. English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.
  3. Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).
  4. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Li or Lie.
  5. Chinese: variant of Li 1.
  6. Chinese: variant of Li 2.
  7. Chinese: variant of Li 3.
  8. Korean: variant of Yi.
  9. Lee is a prominent VA family name brought over in 1641 by Richard Lee (d. 1664), a VA planter and legislator. His great-grandsons included the brothers Arthur, Francis L., Richard Henry, and William Lee, all prominent American Revolution legislators and diplomats.

Famous people with this last name: Jason Lee, Tommy Lee, Spike Lee

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Ringo Starr

This name appears in the following lists: Before They Were Famous - Name Changers, Country Stars, First Ladies, Flowers and Trees, Heroes and Heroines, Cities, Presidents' Kids, Rock Kings and Queens, Silver Screen

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