Boy name origins & meanings
- English : From the meadow
Family name origins & meanings
- English : topographic name for someone whose dwelling was ‘by the clearing or meadow’, Middle English atte lee. The word lea or lee (Old English lēah) originally meant ‘wood’, thence ‘clearing in a wood’, and, by the Middle English period, ‘grassy meadow’.
- This is the name of a family that was prominent in Lancaster, PA, in the 18th century.