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Meaning and name origin
Leah \leah\ as a girl's 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.
Leah is a very popular first name for females (#270 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#70895 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leah for girls (2014 statistics).
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