Meaning and name origin
Lea \lea\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Lea), is of Hebrew and Old English origin, and the meaning of Lea is "delicate; weary; meadow or pasture". Lea is a variant of Leah (Hebrew); biblical: Jacob's first wife, the mother of Dinah and six of Jacob's twelve sons. Also a variant of Lee (Old English): lee is often used as a middle name. See also Lia.
Lea is a very popular first name for females (#665 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3529 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lea for girls. Lea reached its highest rank of #455 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lea and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leah (#35), Lia (#377), Leia (#509), Lea (#677), Lee and Leigh. (2014 statistics).
Lea is also pronounced similarly to La-, Leeya, Leya, Liya, Lou and Lu. Other suggested similar baby names are Bea, Dea, Leda, Lela, Lena, Leta, Lexa, Mea, Nea, Rea, Tea and Zea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lea.