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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Born; -- a term sometimes used in introducing the name of the family to which a married woman belongs by birth (i.e. her maiden name); as, Madame de Staël, née Necker.

Etymology: F., fr. L. nata, fem. of natus, p. p. of nasci to be born. See Nation

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (meaning literally `born') used to indicate the maiden or family name of a married woman ("Hillary Clinton nee Rodham")

French née, feminine of , past participle of naître, to be born.

From Old English ne or na (“no”). Cognate with Standard English no.

nee was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Dutch, Dutch Low Saxon, German, Low German, Luxembourgish, and Navajo

Notable Persons Named Nee

nee Dougan Vikki Dougan - born in Brooklyn to Wilber and Mary Tooker is an actress, model, and playboy playmate. She was most prominent from 1950 to 1960. nee was born in 1929. nee is also known as Edith Tooker.


She holds the title Baroness Wentworth and Baron Wentworth. neé was given the name Anne Isabella Milbanke on May 17th, 1792 in Elemore Hall. She breathed her last breath on May 16th, 1860.


Leah was given the name née Schloßberg on April 8th, 1928 in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany. She left this life on November 12th, 2000.


née Caraman-Chimay Countess Greffulhe was a noble. née was born on July 11th, 1860. She died on August 21st, 1952.


née Ralph Mary Katharine Gaillard is a in the field of physics. née was born on April 1st, 1939 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


née was born on November 1st, 1913 in Berlin. née is also known as Aimée and Lilly. She died on March 31st, 2006.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nee

Watchman was born on November 4th, 1903 in Shantou. He left this life on May 30th, 1972.


Kevin was born Kevin Nee on August 21st, 1985 in Framingham, Massachusetts.


Danny Nee is a college coach. Danny was born on June 18th, 1945 in Brooklyn.


Wong Pow Nee was a 1. His career lasted from 1957 to 1969. Wong was born on October 7th, 1911 in Bukit Mertajam. He died on August 31st, 2002.


Frédéric Née is a soccer player for the Stade Malherbe Caen, SC Bastia, Olympique Lyonnais, France national under-21 football team, France national football B team, and France national football team. Frédéric was born on April 18th, 1975 in Bayeux.


Victor Nee is a in the field of sociology.


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Popularity of Nee as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nee U.S.
  White 78.97% 64.26%
  African American 0.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nee

People with the last name Nee are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Nee

  • How Popular is the name Nee? As a last name Nee was the 10,663rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Nee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nee is Sunday, February 1st, 1874.
  • How unique is the name Nee? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Nee. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Nee: Your name in reverse order is Een. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ene. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,000 people with the last name Nee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nee? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Nee as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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