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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 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 has 5 variant forms: Lea, Lee, Leia, Leigh and Lia.

Leah is also pronounced similarly to La- and Leya. Other suggested similar baby names are Beah, Ledah, Lelah and Lenah.

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Popularity of Leah

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).

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