Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : One from the meadow farm
Family name origins & meanings
- English : variant of Lee.
- Scottish : reduced variant of McClay.
- French : habitational name from places so named in Loire, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Pyrénées-Atlantique.
- German : habitational name from places so named, in the Rhineland near Koblenz and in Bavaria, named with lay(h), a word meaning ‘stone’, ‘rock’, ‘slate’.