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, 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).
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).