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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.


Variations

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


Popularity

Leah is a very popular first name for females (#270 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#70895 out of 88799, Top 80%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leah for girls. Leah reached its highest rank of #24 in the U.S. in 2010 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Leah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leah (#35), Lia (#377), Leia (#509), Lea (#677), Lee and Leigh. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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, Lia outside U.S.


Similar Names

Leah is also pronounced similarly to La- and Leya. Other suggested similar baby names are Beah, Ledah, Lelah and Lenah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leah.

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