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Leah 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 ythology: Lea is the goddess of canoe makers. The fictional Princess Leia of "Star Wars" fame has made Leia familiar as a given name. Léa is popular in France. Actress Lea Thompson.Leah has 5 variant forms: Lea, Lee, Leia, Leigh and Lia.Baby names that sound like Leah are La- and Leya.
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Popularity of Leah
Leah is a very popular first name for women (#270 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#70895 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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