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What does Leia mean?

Leia Pronunciation of Leia as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, and the name Leia means "delicate; weary". Leia is a variant form of Leah (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's first wife.

ASSOCIATED WITH Le-, delicate (gentle)


VARIANTS Lia, Leigh, Lee, Lea



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How popular is Leia?

Leia is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3491 out of 4276, Top 82%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Leia entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #421 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Leia (#421 LAST YEAR) appearing in the Top 2000 are Leah (#36), Lia (#329), Lea (#738), Lee and Leigh. Usage of these forms of Leia was widespread in 2010 (MEDIAN #963) and is almost as conventional today (#920, 13% LESS USAGE), but with forms such as Leigh going out of style. Leia, Lia and Leah are three of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leia, Lea, Leah, Lee, Leigh, Lia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leia, Lea, Leah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leia is alike in pronunciation to La-, Leeya, Leya, Liya, Lou and Lu. Other recommended sound-alike names are Afia, Alia, Aria, Asia, Betia, Celia, Denia, Gaia, Gia, Kaia, Lada, Laila, Lecia, Leda, Ledah, Leela, Leelia, Leeta, Leeza, Leiana, Leida, Leila, Leina, Leisa, Leisha, Leith, Lela, Lelia, Lellia, Lena, Lenae, Lenis, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, Lesha, Lesia, Lesya, Leta, Letta, Levina, Lexa, Lexia, Leyna, Liba, Lida, Ligia, Lila, Lilia, Lin, Lina, Lira, Lis, Liva, Livia, Liz, Loela, Lucia, Lula, Lura, Lyda, Lyna, Lysa, Lyza, Mia, Venia, Xenia, Zia and Zoia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leia.

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