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Lea (girl)

What does Lea mean?

Lea Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, delicate (gentle), meadow.

Variations

Lea has 3 variants: Leia, Leigh and Lia.

Creative forms:
(female) Laiea, Liea, ..

(male) Lie, Lleh, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lea Sienna (L.S.), ..

How 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)

Lea reached its top rank of #456 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #738. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lea name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Lea (#738 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Leah (#36 via latest list), Lee, Leia (#421), Leigh and Lia (#329). These relations of Lea reached the peak of their popularity 5 years ago (median #963) and are almost as common today (#920, down 13%). Leah is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Leia has gained in usage over time, while forms such as Leigh are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 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 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.

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