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pinWhat does Lea mean?

Lea /lea/ as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Lea) is of Hebrew and Old English derivation, and Lea means "delicate; weary; meadow or pasture". Lea is a version of Leah (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's first wife. Lea is also a variation of Lee (Old English). See also Lia.


Lea has 3 variants: Leia, Leigh and Lia.

Kreatif forms: Lealy, Lilea, Lylea. [more]

pinHow popular is Lea?

Lea is a very prominent first name for women (#665 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3414 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Lea for girls. Lea reached its top rank of #455 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #677. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lea outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lea and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Lea (#677 via latest list) listed in the Top 1000 are Leah (#35 via latest list), Lee, Leia (#509), Leigh and Lia (#377). These relations of Lea reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (median #525) and are almost as common today (#599, down 15.6%). Leah is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Leia has gained in usage over time, while Lea, Lee and Leigh are now somewhat dated.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lea, Leah, Lee, Leia, Leigh, Lia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lea, Leah, Leia outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Lea is alike in pronunciation to La-, Leeya, Leya, Liya, Lou and Lu. Other suggested similar baby names are Bea, Dea, Lean, Leda, Lela, Lena, Leta, Lexa, Mea, Nea, Rea, Tea and Zea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lea.