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What does Leda mean?

Leda Pronunciation of Leda [le-da] as a girls' name is pronounced LEE-dah. It is of Greek origin. Possibly short form of Letitia (Latin) "joy, happiness". Mythology: queen of Sparta, mother of the beautiful Helen of Troy.

Associated with: greek, mythology, queen, beautiful.


Leda has 5 variants: Leida, Leta, Leyda, Lida and Lyda.

Affiliated girl names: Loida and Alida.

4 more different relations via Letitia: Latia, Letha, Letta and Letty.

Creative forms:
(female) Ledad, Luda, ..

(male) Ledio, Lelo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leda Finley (L.F.), ..

How popular is Leda?

Leda is a very prominent first name for females (#1951 out of 4276, Top 46%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#131366 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Leda reached its top rank of #689 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leda name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Leda are Alida, Latia, Leta, Letha, Letitia, Letta, Letty (#1666 in 2015), Lida and Lyda. Adoption of these relations of Leda was at its peak 135 years ago (usage of 0.16%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 0.01%, 97%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leda, Alida, Latia, Leta, Letha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Letitia, Letta, Letty, Lida, Lyda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leda is pronounced similarly to Lada, Laday, Ladey, Lady, Laidy, Lauda, Ledah, Leoda, Lidah, Lidia, Lidie, Loyda, Lydah, Lydia and Lydie. Other suggested similar names are Ada, Aida, Ayda, Beda, Breda, Edda, Heda, Ieeda, Jada, Kelda, Lata, Lea, Leala, Leanda, Leena, Leesa, Leeta, Leia, Leina, Lela, Lelah, Lena, Lenae, Lenah, Lenda, Leni, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, Leonda, Leora, Leota, Lexa, Lexya, Leya, Lia, Liba, Linda, Lita, Liza, Lora, Lula, Luna, Lura, Lyna, Lysa, Lyza, Meda, Nada, Neda, Oda, Reda, Roda, Sada, Tada, Theda, Veda, Veeda, Vida and Zada. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leda.

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