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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.


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 (#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)

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) 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)

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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