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What does Leah mean?

Leah \leah\ as a girls' name is pronounced LAY-ah, LEE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Leah is "delicate; weary". Biblical: Jacob's first wife, the mother of Dinah and six of Jacob's twelve sons. The name was revived by the Puritans. Hawaiian mythology: Lea is the goddess of canoe makers. The fictional Princess Leia of "Star Wars" fame has made Leia familiar as a given name. Actress Lea Thompson.


Variations

Leah has 5 variants: Lea, Lee, Leia, Leigh and Lia.


Popularity

Leah is a very prominent first name for women (#270 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#69636 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Leah for girls. Leah reached its highest position of #24 in the U.S. in 2010, and is at #35 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leah name in U.S.

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

Popular varying forms of Leah (#35 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Lea (#677 last year), Lee, Leia (#509), Leigh and Lia (#377). These girl names were at the top 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 forms Lea, Lee and Leigh becoming less trendy. Leah (#35), Leia (#509) and Lia (#377) are three of the more fashionable girl names among these, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Leah. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Leah and associated names. (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

Leah is alike in pronunciation to La- and Leya. Other suggested similar baby names are Beah, Ledah, Lelah and Lenah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leah.

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