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What 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 derivative of Leah (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's first wife. Lea is also a variation of Lee (Old English). See also Lia.


Variations

Lea has 3 variants: Leia, Leigh and Lia.


Popularity

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. Census)

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 Birth Statistics)

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 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Leah (#35 a year ago), Lee, Leia (#509), Leigh and Lia (#377). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4742%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4003%, down 15.6%), with the versions Lea, Lee and Leigh becoming less trendy. Leah (#35), Leia (#509) and Lia (#377) are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list, and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for Leah. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.


Similar Names

Lea is alike in pronunciation 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.

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