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Lee is a short simple name that is unusual and sexy for a woman. Much better than the frilly Leigh.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2005
Bruce Lee was a great martial arts expert/actor.
breakofday  12/17/2005
Common as a middle name.
Lorie1986  12/18/2005
Lee Strasberg was one of the important teachers of Stanislavski's "method acting" at The Actors Studio in New York.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Lee Friedlander is an influential American photographer and artist.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2006
My middle name is Lee and it goes perfectly with my first name Stacy. It's one of those unisex names which sounds equally good as male or female.
stace87  1/22/2006
Lee is a short and pretty name for a girl, I like it. Can also be spelled as Lea or Leigh.
lindamaree  3/8/2006
Love the name! Like it so much better than Leigh! It's such a wonderful first name! Lee Grace, Lee Mary, Lee Katherine, Lee Jane, Lee Dana, you just have to get used to it.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
Lee is a great name for a boy. I like Leigh for a girl. The name Lee/Leigh works well for either boy or girl.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2006
I personally think that Lee is a very dull name.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2006
I read somewhere once that something like 40% of all boys named Lee (in the UK anyway) go to prison. That has always kind of put me off the name!
tallie  4/8/2007
Lee Ryan is from the boyband Blue.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2007
I don't really like the name, it's too short and a bit boring but I do like 'Lee Ryan'. But then, I can hardly name my son after a famous singer [like River Phoenix, I really like that as well].
Mango  4/25/2007
Richard Henry Lee was one of two Virginian delegates to the Second Continental Congress, and brought a resolution on independance from the House of Burgesses to the Congress. (The other Virginian delegate was Thomas Jefferson.)
Spider from Mars  6/11/2007
I think the name Lee is too boring. Leigh and Lea are a little better for a girl.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2007
Well don't know if it's true, but my father said he named me Lee after the Chinese word for Victory. He served in the Royal Navy in the 50s/60s and spent a lot of time in Hong Kong.
LeeJ  7/13/2007
I know a bunch of Chinese people with the first name, middle name, or last name Lee. For me, it just seems Chinese, but I guess it's English too. Lee is ok. I mean it's kinda cool, but it's also short and a little dull.
rv14142  8/21/2007
Lee Ranaldo is the guitarist/vocalist for noise rock band Sonic Youth.
ShaunIII  9/25/2007
My name is Leah, but I usually go by Lee. I like for a girl, and that's why I chose to use it. It's different and not trying to be girly like the 'Leigh'.
jaaku_thunder  4/19/2008
While it's a simple and nice name that works for both sexes, it's also dreadfully boring and minimalist, and it's far too common as a middle name. As a middle name, it just sounds like a filler name crammed in so that there'd be something to go with the first. It's very unimaginative and predictable.
slight night shiver  4/27/2008
Margaret Peterson Haddix writes about a character named Luke Garner who goes under the false name "Lee Grant" in the Shadow Children sequence.
Tragedy  5/18/2008
I liked this name so much I used it in three of my stories.
welovejamesarness  6/3/2008
Lee Pace is an actor. He plays one of the main characters in the show Pushing Daisies. He's also in the movie Soldier's Girl, etc. He's a good actor, I think.
Peachie  6/6/2008
Lee Van Cleef is an American actor who co-starred with Clint Eastwood in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" as well as "For a Few Dollars More". He is also well-known for his appearance in "High Noon" and several other Western movies.
citizenchauvelin  8/2/2008
Lee Jordan is best friend to Fred and George Weasley, and the usualy commentator at quidditch matches in J. K. Rowling's famous Harry Potter series.
MaggAims2Live  8/19/2008
My grandpa's name is Lee. It's not unheard of, but certainly unusual.
boughmsn  9/16/2008
This is my middle name, and though I know a lot of other people in the world share it as their middle names too, and that it is a rather common, boring name to some - I actually sorta' like it for myself. It fits me. *Shall tell you why*

When I was little, I used to be embarrassed because I was always told that "L-E-E" was the "boy" spelling. It seemed that I NEVER ran into anyone with the middle name Lee, spelled the same way, until I got older (I'm 15 now), and realized that it was much more common than I used to think. I really actually would have preferred Lee to remain an uncommon, rare name, because that to me, that was something "special".

Another thing though, is what the name stands for - in your life, your family, etc. Some people just throw things like "Lee" and "Lynn" in there for no reason but for it to flow with the first name - but my parents gave me my 2nd name Lee for a different reason. (I was named after someone.)

One of my closest friends (Jillian), has the same middle name, but spelled differently (Leigh). Occasionally I go through phases in where I wish my name was spelled that way, since it's longer. (Funny, even if it is a middle name that I'm not always being called by - as you can tell, I'm big into names, for some reason.)

In all those days when I'd play games with friends, I always chose my name to be Lee. In stories, I'd use my middle name as the main character's name. And I just realized I could talk on and on about this simple, three letter name, but I'm sure people probably find it boring. Haha.

I'm always interested in other people's names, (especially their full names), because a name is supposed to be what sets you apart from different people. I love to come on here and read what people write about their names, and, well, my names too. (Good and the bad, haha!) It's just really a cool thing.

Anyway, if there's anyone who wants this name - do not USE it. *EVERYBODY PLEASE THINK IT'S BORING* I wish I was the only one on earth with this name sometimes. LOL!

Of course, I always have my last name that can set me apart from the crowds of various Rachels and Lees, which is an rare spelling of a semi-common surname.
RachelLee  11/17/2008
My second middle name is Lee, after my mother's surname, since I took my father's surname. I disagree with the statement that Lee is just a "filler' middle name. It can have meaning, and just because it's short doesn't make it insignificant.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2008
A simple, clean, no-nonsense name that I think would suit either a boy or a girl.
Lee has many possibilities for a person. And I think it looks much nicer than Leigh.
emmiix3  2/7/2009
Actress Lee Remick was a famous female bearer of this name and her fame no doubt help popularize it as a feminine name. Many bios cite her birth name as Lee Ann Remick, but there is no indication as to whether the "Ann" was a middle name or the 2nd element of a compound name. The same is true of actress Lee Meriwether. Using Ann (or one of its variants) as a middle name may actually give the bearer the option of going by Lee Ann or simply Lee. I have no objection to the Leigh spelling, but it has a completely different feel, as does Lea (when pronounced as a monosyllable).
― Anonymous User  6/29/2009
This name is one of the most boring and nondescript names I can think of.
Anyechka  7/9/2009
In a reversal of some of the stereotypical notions about Lee/Leigh, the old soap opera ANOTHER WORLD had (at different times) a major female character named Lee Randolph. She died after suffering from LSD flashbacks (this being the late 60s). Later a male character named Leigh was introduced, although he didn't stay too long, as I recall.

Some other male Leighs: rock guitarist Leigh Stephens, and Leith Lawson, British actor and spouse of model Twiggy.

Hollywood couple Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett were both previously married to people named Lee/Leigh, which probably led to some confusions. (She was married to Lee Majors and he had been previously wed to Leigh Taylor Young).
― Anonymous User  7/14/2009
This has got to be the most boring name in the world. It has no personality at all. And please don't use it to honor that racist Robert E. Lee!
bananarama  8/11/2009
I like this name as a first name on a guy. Sounds nice. I HATE it as a middle name. It is a filler middle name for a lot of people. I know a Casey Lee, Claudia Lee, Bobbie Leigh, Andrea Leigh, Hannah Lee, Kathy Lee, Meghan Lee, I mean I swear I think that people should stop using it so much as a chick middle name. Whatevs, though, you can pop bottles all night and do whatever you like. That was just my opinion. I think that it makes the best middle name if it's used for a reason, not because you can't think of anything else.
baileymarissa  10/28/2009
This is my baby's middle name. It's a family name on my husband's side and I think it worked very well as a middle name for our son.
faye  12/8/2009
I am possibly using the name Lee for my daughter's middle name after one of my favorite writers, Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird.
IvyClimber  12/12/2009
William Lee, or Bill Lee, is a a pseudonym, alter-ego and character of William S. Burroughs.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  2/10/2010
This name is so boring and overused.
Alora  4/4/2010
It's a simple, nice-sounding name. I like it well enough.
Athena Nike  4/4/2010
Lee Pace is the name of my favorite actor! Lee is a simple yet pleasant name. I love it.
Sophiesticated  8/8/2010
"Suzy Lee" is song by The White Stripes.
Dawson  12/27/2010
Lee Brotherton, better known by his stage name, Bentley Jones, is an very talented British artist, song-writer, producer, composer and remixer. He is also the first ever British artist to have a major-label Japanese album after signing a deal with EMI Music Japan.
PhantomWolf64  4/23/2011
This is a family middle name on my mother's side and I am SO glad that I didn't get it. I think it's horribly boring. Luckily my older sister got stuck with it. The only way I would ever continue the tradition with my kids is if I used Lee as a double middle name. Don't want the kid to have such a dull middle name by itself.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2011
Lee is a character in John Marsden's Tomorrow series. He is Asian and is Ellie's boyfriend in the first three books.
ebenezer_scrouge  9/19/2011
I don't see Lee being as great as a first name as I do as a middle name, but only for a female. I don't see it being a masculine name. As a middle name it can accent a name perfectly, like it does for Mandy (Leigh) Moore and Charisma (Lee) Carpenter.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2011
Lee Child author of the Jack Reacher novels.
nellie d  5/27/2012
Lee, as a girl's name, can be used as a nickname for Leatrice.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
Very solid and versatile. Maybe because I'm Chinese and this is also our most common surname, but most of our names are only two to four letters long. So I'm used to how short Lee is spelled.

IMO I can see it on a male or female. But the only problem? Lee doesn't work on all names. Makes some sound really gross, like the words in English that end with "ly".
EstherTester  1/20/2013
Lee Naimo is an Australian comedian, and also the guitar player (and, occasionally, singer) in the Axis of Awesome.
AnastasiaE  1/26/2013
Sooo ugly for a girl, but on a guy, this name has grown on me. It's not one of my favorites, but I think it's a good, strong name that can suit all ages.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2013
Lee J. Cobb, born Leo Jacob, was an American actor best known for his performances in '12 Angry Men', 'On The Waterfront', and 'The Exorcist'.
Oohvintage  7/23/2013
My name is Lee, and I hate how people keep saying it's too "old" or "plain", this is a perfect name.
Lee Augustus  9/30/2013
Lee Everett is the main protagonist in season 1 of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead episodic adventure video game.
― Anonymous User  7/2/2014
Lee Hyeri, better known as Hyeri, is a South Korean singer. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Girl's Day.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2014
I love the name Lee! It's a really cool & cute name that suits both genders perfectly fine. ^_^ The English meaning of Lee is nice and so is the Chinese meaning! Lee works great as a forename and also as a middle name. :D.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2014
I question the meaning as deriving from leah, a clearing or field. I've read this all my life and thought, what kind of parent names their child Clearing or Field? The more obvious and sensible derivation is from leeward, alee and leery which would mean sheltered or protected. This not only makes more sense from the parents' perspective but also from a genealogical one as Leah is Gaelic and the AngloSaxons used feld and velt, which are not common names. Besides, it makes my name mean something much cooler, Lee Arthur, protected of Thor, versus field of Thor. Thor was not a farmer, he was a warrior.
leeward  5/10/2015
Lee Ye Jin, better known by her stage name "Ailee", is an American singer signed to a South Korean record label.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2015
I know both males and females with this name and it suits both very well. It's a beautiful name.
scarswonteverfade  9/13/2015
English comedian Lee Mack.
FMRadio  12/6/2015
My name is Liana, but I like being called Lee as a nickname. It is very pretty and simple for a girl! I also think it is good for a boy.
Reilia  3/17/2016
Lee Thompson Young was an actor who started off as a Disney star. He was in The Famous Jett Jackson, Johnny Tsunami, Akeelah and the Bee, and Rizzoli and Isles as Detective Barry Frost.

He committed suicide on August 19, 2013. I believe that he was a great guy.

I think that Lee is a great name, for both a man and woman.
Blaxworth  6/17/2016
My father was Lee Hilton my wife's mother was Verda Lee her son Michael Lee our son Lee Michael. In most cases from my era (I was born in 1960) the Lee in a first name was always a man. The second name could be either. I also had a brother Gary Lee.
Gman 32  6/30/2016
This name is so dull and unoriginal. It seems like every word contains the name Lee, so I find it to be very boring.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2016
A female bearer of this name is Lee Redmond, an American woman who held the record for longest fingernails. (Her nails' combined length was nearly 25 feet, and it took her 30 years to grow them that long.) Unfortunately, she had to get them cut off several years ago due to a car accident.
Buneary  7/4/2016
Hi all. My first name is Lee. And my son and nephew have Lee as their middle name. I love my name, but ironically everyone I meet, including kids, call me Lee Lee. Plus Lee finishes off loads of words. Lol, happily kindly sweetly and so on :)
Cockeygit  11/8/2016
Lee "Apollo" Adama is a character from the re-imagined 2004-2009 + the 2003 miniseries version of the classic science fiction show "Battlestar Galactica" from the late 1970s. In the classic version, the character is simply known as "Captain Apollo", but is essentially not changed in the new version in relation to anything.
Charlie1977  2/16/2017
Another feminine form of the name Lee is Lea. It should be added to the form's information.
The name Lee (Lea / Leigh) started to become very popular in the late 60's and 70's and has continued to be steady throughout the years both as a first and middle name.
I don't think it's a boring name nor a weak name. For many, it's a family name. I personally like my name and think it fits me perfectly. I don't find it boring or just a "filler name" as so many are saying here. My granddaughter and daughter also bear the name "Lea" in their name and wear it proudly.
My daughter actually wanted her name to be "Lea" but we said she should use it as a middle name because stupid people would always be calling her "Leah" instead. So, she is Mercedes Lea. My granddaughter is Ana-Michelle Lea. Both have wonderful, strong meanings. Good strong names! :-)
Sincerely, Michelle Lea... Proud of and loving my name!
honeyeyz  5/13/2017
Lee Oskar is a Danish harmonica player, notable for his contributions to the sound of the rock-funk fusion group War, which he formed with Eric Burdon, his solo work, and as a harmonica manufacturer. He currently plays with 3 other original WAR band members, Harold Brown, Howard Scott and B.B. Dickerson, under the name LowRider Band.
cutenose  8/4/2017
Emmy The Great's middle name is Lee. Her full name is Emma Lee Moss.
― Anonymous User  10/30/2017
Lee is an Australian English male synthetic voice from Scansoft.
― Anonymous User  10/30/2017
I don't like this name, neither for males, nor females. Especially I don't like it as a middle name. It's rather boring in my opinion. I don't have anything against filler middle names, but this one seems like it's without personality. Goes well with every name, but maybe that's what some people like about it.
mairinn  10/30/2017
Lee is a VERY common surname in Korea.
BehindAName9  11/9/2017
Pretty surprised nobody mentioned Lee Harvey Oswald, most famous for assassinating 35th president John F. Kennedy in 1963.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2018

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