from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lee, Ann Known as "Mother Ann.” 1736-1784. British religious leader and founder (1776) of the Shakers in America.
  • Lee, Charles 1731-1782. British-born American Revolutionary general whose performance at the Battle of Monmouth (1778), when he ordered a retreat instead of attacking, brought about his court-martial and dismissal.
  • Lee, Gypsy Rose 1914-1970. American burlesque entertainer who also wrote best-selling mystery novels, including The G-String Murders (1941).
  • Lee, Henry Known as "Lighthorse Harry.” 1756-1818. American Revolutionary politician and soldier. He served in the Virginia legislature (1785-1788 and 1789-1791) and as governor of Virginia (1792-1795).
  • Lee, Kwan Yew Born 1923. Singaporean lawyer. Upon negotiating Singapore's independence from Great Britain, he became the republic's first prime minister (1959-1990).
  • Lee, (Nelle) Harper Born 1926. American writer. Her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), dealing with racial injustice in the South, won a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Lee, Richard Henry 1732-1794. American Revolutionary leader who proposed the resolution calling for the independence of the American colonies from England (1776).
  • Lee, Robert Edward 1807-1870. American Confederate general in the Civil War. He won victories at Bull Run (1862), Fredericksburg (1862), and Chancellorsville (1863) before surrendering to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox (1865).
  • Lee, Shelton Jackson Known as "Spike.” Born 1957. American director, screenwriter, and actor whose films, including Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992), explore American racism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
  • proper n. A surname of Chinese origin, a variant of 李 (pinyin: Lǐ) and other less common names such as 黎 (Lí) and 理 (Lǐ)
  • proper n. A surname of Korean origin, a variant of Rhee (Hanja: 李; Hangul: 이 & 리)
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy
  • proper n. A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
  • proper n. Any of various place names, including a river in England, and a river in Co. Cork, Ireland.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • LEE ANTHONY, UNCLE OF MISSING TODDLER: Casey began to break down and cry, and she said, Lee, do you want to know the truth?

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2008

  • JEAN LAWRENCE, AUNT OF LEE BOYD MALVO: If Lee was a child who was rude and disobedient and would not listen to and break rule and regulation, I would never sit in this chair and talk to you.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2007

  • Volunteer In Epping Drove Old Police Cruiser LEE, N.H. -- A volunteer firefighter in Epping, N.H., has resigned after a prank in which he drove an old police cruiser and used an air horn to pull over a friend in another vehicle in Lee. - News

  • LEE COUNTY: Fire crews are responding to multiple brush fires in Lee and Charlotte Counties.

    ABC7 News

  • AMOS LEE With an emotional vocabulary reminiscent of Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield that touches the heart and soul, Lee has established a well-deserved reputation as one of today's finest balladeers.

    Creative Loafing Atlanta Feed

  • LEE WANG, PRODUC.R, U.C. BERKELEY "NEWS21" (voice-over): That's my partner Emily, and I'm Lee.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2006


    Sachs Named Assistant Secretary Of The Treasury

  • The name Lee chose to write under was “Lucius,” likely a reference to Lucius Junius Brutus, who ended the rule of kings and founded the republic in Rome.

    Robert Morris

  • UPDATE: It appears that Kevin Lee is on the same page with Dave Pasternack and Greg Boser is pissed!

    Yahoo’s Laura Lippay Discusses SEO With Lee Odden

  • First, it†™ s no wonder that Kevin Lee is the public face of the company, with comments like this coming from Pasternack!

    Yahoo’s Laura Lippay Discusses SEO With Lee Odden


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.