What does Lea mean?
Lea \lea\ as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Lea). Lea means "delicate; weary; meadow or pasture". Lea is a derivative of Leah (Hebrew). Lea is also a variation of Lee (Old English). See also Lia.
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 (#3529 out of 88799, Top 4%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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) are Leah (#35 a year ago), Lee, Leia (#509), Leigh and Lia (#377). This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and is somewhat less popular today, 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, with Leah undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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.