Lee

Lee - A very unique male name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lee, meaning pasture, meadow, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #49. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lee and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lee? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lee. The baby boy name Lee was given to 316 baby boys in 2012, ranking #658 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,193 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lee peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 49.



Famous with this name

Stan Lee
Bernard Lee
Jason Lee


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Lee is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lee is currently topping the baby name charts in South Carolina at position #295 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,027.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lee is where you live.


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Lee origin and meaning

Lee is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means pasture, meadow. To see famous people named Lee, pop culture references for the name Lee and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lee

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lee, sorted by popularity.

Leo / Lyle / Lowell / Louie / Loy / Loyal / Lou / Lew / Lue / Lewie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012658
2011664
2010684
2009678
2008674
2007662
2006603
2005590
2004555
2003548
2002523
2001466
2000475
1999450
1998408
1997385
1996343
1995331
1994297
1993284
1992254
1991231
1990210
1989188
1988153
1987152
1986144
1985140
1984124
1983138
1982123
1981122
1980123
1979129
1978132
1977133
1976138
1975137
1974125
1973123
1972124
1971128
1970118
1969117
1968106
1967103
1966105
1965116
1964117
1963119
1962115
1961122
1960116
1959115
1958114
1957104
1956103
195596
195496
195393
195292
195192
195091
194993
194893
194792
194691
194587
194485
194391
194287
194181
194080
193978
193880
193778
193676
193579
193479
193379
193286
193190
193082
192985
192887
192786
192685
192582
192483
192385
192283
192186
192082
191982
191886
191785
191683
191584
191482
191378
191278
191168
191049

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina295
Arkansas339
Ohio467
Minnesota482
Alabama485
Louisiana513
Wisconsin523
Mississippi532
Kansas559
Texas565
Indiana568
Missouri579
Maryland594
Virginia610
Michigan633
Florida644
North Carolina654
Pennsylvania662
Oklahoma670
Tennessee677
Colorado686
Georgia712
Massachusetts716
New York728
Arizona866
California959
Washington998
Illinois1027

Even more about Lee


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lee a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lee?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Lee
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,193
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +316

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