Origin of the name LEE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name LEE.
LEE.Unisex. English name meaning "a lea, meadow, pasture."
Also see Leigh.
... The A.S. leáh (m.),
genitive leáges or leás, usually found in the dative
singular as leá,
denotes a fallow or lea, untilled land or pasturage, while leáh (f.),
making leáge in the genitive and dative, is cognate with the O.H.G.
a thicket, or rough woodland pasture, whence Waterloo and Hohenlohe.
Local names being usually from the dative, leá,
dative of leáh (m.), is normally the source
of the suffix -ley and such names as Leyton or Lee,... (Names
and Their Histories, Taylor, 1898).