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See also: lee, leé, l'ee, and le'e



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  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
  2. A surname of Chinese origin. Alternative form of Li, a transcription of () and other less common names such as () and ()
  3. A surname of Korean origin. Alternative form of Rhee (Hanja: ; Hangul: & )
  4. A male given name derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy
  5. A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
    • 2016, Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 21:
      “Nora?” She frowned, puzzled.
      “My name's Leonora,” I said. “At school I was Lee, but now I prefer Nora. I did mention it in the e-mail.”
      I'd always hated being Lee. It was a boy's name, a name that lent itself to teasing and rhyme.
  6. Any of various place names, including a river in England, a suburb of London, and a river in Co. Cork, Ireland.
  7. an unincorporated community in Monon Township, White County, Indiana, USA

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Lee is the 21st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 702,625 individuals. Lee is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (42.4%), White (36.0%) and Black/African American (16.3%) individuals.

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From Middle Low German , from Old Saxon hlēo. Cognate with Dutch lij, English lee.


  • IPA(key): /leː/
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Lee f (genitive Lee, no plural)

  1. leeward side of a ship (the side away from the wind direction)
    tosende See an Luv und Lee — “raging sea on the windward and leeward sides”


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  • Lee in Duden online



  • IPA(key): [ˈliː]
  • Hyphenation: Lee


Lee (plural Leek)

  1. Lee


Inflection of Lee
singular plural
nominative Lee Leek
accusative Leet Leeket
dative Leenek Leeknek
instrumental Leevel Leekkel
causal-final Leeért Leekért
translative Leevé Leekké
terminative Leeig Leekig
essive-formal Leeként Leekként
inessive Leeben Leekben
superessive Leen Leeken
adessive Leenél Leeknél
illative Leebe Leekbe
sublative Leere Leekre
allative Leehez Leekhez
elative Leeből Leekből
delative Leeről Leekről
ablative Leetől Leektől
Possessive forms of Lee
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Leem Leeim
2nd person sing. Leed Leeid
3rd person sing. Leeje Leei
1st person plural Leenk Leeink
2nd person plural Leetek Leeitek
3rd person plural Leejük Leeik



Cognate with Dutch lei.



Lee f (plural Leeën)

  1. slate