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LEE

as a First Name

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Transferred use of the surname, in origin a local name from any of numerous places so called from Old English lēah ‘wood, clearing’. In the United States, it is sometimes chosen in honour of the great Confederate general Robert E. Lee (1807–70). As a girl's name it is commonly used in compounds such as Casey-Lee and Jamie-Lee.
170th in the U.S.

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Quick facts

Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
443,170
to be exact
Mississippi
has the most people named Lee per capita
1910
marked the height of its popularity
21%
79%
43%
55+
43%
30-54
10%
13-29
4%
0-12

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