US Popularity:1382
Other Origin(s):Irish, Chinese
Meaning:Pasture, meadow; Poet; Plum
If you want baby to appreciate the simple things in life, then this gender-neutral name ought to do the trick. With its short and sweet sound, as well as idyllic meaning, there's a lot to like about Lee. This name is of British origins and means "pasture," or "meadow," to help instill baby with an appreciation for the world around him. For some creative influence, Lee may also come from the Old Irish word laoidh, meaning "poem." It can also serve as a variant of Mandarin name Li, meaning "plum." It's also incredibly popular as a middle name because it pairs so well with countless other names. A more feminine spelling can be found in Leigh.

Famous People Named Lee

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Bruce Lee
  • Harper Lee
  • Lee Daniels
  • Spike Lee
  • Stan Lee

Lee Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lee is currently #1066 on The Bump
Boy:Lee is currently #779 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Lee is currently #585 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lee is currently #1382 in U.S. births
Boy:Lee is currently #1467 in U.S. births
Girl:Lee is currently #9302 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 3639
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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