Lee (Korean name)Lee
) is the second most common family name
). The name is sometimes also transliterated as Yi
or Rhee. Lee
is also a transliteration of the rarer family names 이 (異) and 이 (伊).
Famous Koreans with this family name have included all the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, the philosophers Yi Hwang and Yi I, South Korea's first president Rhee Syngman, and the politician Lee Hoi-chang.