Boy name origins & meanings
- Polish : Glory of the Poles
Family name origins & meanings
- Polish and Czech : from the personal name Lech, often chosen as a patriotic name among Poles. According to Slavic legend, three brothers, Lech, Czech, and Rus, founded the nations of the Poles, Czechs, and Russians respectively. In Czech the term Lech denotes a Pole.
- North German : from a byname for a mean person, from Middle Low German lēch ‘low’, ‘bad’, ‘mean’.