LEE

American Surname Summary Data for LEE

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 605,860 22 0.225 2,246
United States (1880 census) 83,486 36 0.167 1,670
Change since 1880 +522374 +14 +0.058 +576
Other Countries
Australia 25,612 16 0.157 1,567
United Kingdom 74,722 49 0.163 1,627

Top States for LEE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 119,378 9 0.352 3,524
New York 37,340 8 0.197 1,968
Texas 37,179 37 0.178 1,783
Florida 27,945 34 0.175 1,748
Illinois 22,760 22 0.183 1,833
Top States for LEE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 5,286 1 0.436 4,363
Mississippi 10,047 20 0.353 3,532
California 119,378 9 0.352 3,524
Washington DC 1,766 15 0.309 3,087
Alabama 13,648 23 0.307 3,069

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LEE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LEE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LEE in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LEE by picking someone at random in Hawaii than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LEE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

LEA
LYE
LEES
LEY
LOE
LAYE
LAW
LYELL
LILEY
LILLEY
LALLEY
LOWELL
LOWE
LOW
LEE
LILLY
LEEK
LAWLEY
LOLLEY
LEER
MEE
LEYH
LILL
LEAH
REE
LOWY
LALE
SEE
DEE
LOY
JEE
KEE
KLEE
BEE
SLEE
LAHEY
TEE
LEET
LEO
LEH
LEI
LUE
LOYOLA
LE
LOIL
LILLA
LIA
LIE
LOYA
LEU

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of LEE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

ELE LE LEA LEEA LEEE LEEI LEEO