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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Greenlee

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Alt. Meaning

G is for great, that describes you.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

E is for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Notable Persons Named Greenlee


Notable Persons With the Last Name Greenlee

Sam was born on July 13th, 1930 in Chicago. He died on May 19th, 2014.


David was born on March 19th, 1960 in Newport Beach, California.


Kathy Greenlee is an Assistant Secretary for Aging and Kansas Secretary of Aging. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to 2009.



Charles was born on May 24th, 1927. He died on January 23rd, 1993.


How popular is the baby name Greenlee in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
2001 7 7 0
2002 15 15 0
2003 28 28 0
2004 39 39 0
2005 49 49 0
2006 44 44 0
2007 40 40 0
2008 56 56 0
2009 54 54 0
2010 57 57 0
2011 47 47 0
2012 51 51 0
2013 54 54 0
2014 51 51 0
2015 45 45 0
2016 35 35 0
2017 35 35 0

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Popularity of Greenlee as a first name

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Popularity of Greenlee as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Greenlee U.S.
  White 77.19% 64.26%
  African American 17.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Greenlee

People with the last name Greenlee are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Greenlee

  • How Popular is the name Greenlee? Greenlee is the 13,158th most popular name of all time. As a last name Greenlee was the 3,933rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Greenlee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 707 babies born with the first name Greenlee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Greenlee to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Greenlee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Greenlee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Greenlee is Wednesday, December 13th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Greenlee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Greenlee was in 2010 with a total of 57 babies.
  • Random Greenlee Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Greenlee is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Greenlee: Your name in reverse order is Eelneerg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lgeenere. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Greenlee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,048 people with the last name Greenlee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Greenlee? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Greenlee as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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