Lee Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Lee:
Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English lēah (wood, clearing, meadow, en-closure): hence, "dweller in or near the wood or clearing."
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I generally like it. Everyone asks me if it is short for something and they seem surprised when I say no. I live on the west coast and people who talk to me over the phone or see my name written often have a hard time accepting that Lee is my first name. They call me Mr. Lee and I just go with it.
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Lee Majors, actor from "The Six Million Dollar Man"
Lee Marvin, actor
Lee Iacocca, former CEO of Chrysler
Stan Lee, of comic book fame
Lee Pace, actor
Lee Elder, American pro golfer, best remembered as the first African-American to play in the Masters Tournament.
Lee Hazlewood, singer-songwriter
Lee Daniels, American film producer and director
Lee Trevino, American professional golfer
Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of John F. Kennedy
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Lee "Apollo" Adama - Battlestar Gallactica
Lee Jordan, Hogwarts' Quidditch commentator in the Harry Potter books
Lee Scoresby, character in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.
Lee Everett is the main character of The Walking Dead game.