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Meaning and Name Origin

Leia \leia\ as a name for girls means "delicate; weary". Leia is a variant of Leah (Hebrew). A popular choice for a name for baby girls.


Leia has 4 variants: Lea, Lee, Leigh and Lia.


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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Leia for girls. Leia entered the list in 2006 and reached its peak position of #509 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Leia and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Leia (#509 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Leah (#35 last year), Lia (#377), Lea (#677), Lee and Leigh. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Lea, Leigh and Lee becoming less in vogue. Leia (#509), Leah (#35) and Lia (#377) are three of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation, with Leah going through a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth 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 outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leia is alike in pronunciation to Leeya, Leya and Liya. Other recommended similar baby names are Lecia, Leda, Leida, Leila, Leina, Leisa, Lela, Lelia, Lena, Lesia, Leta, Lexa and Lexia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leia.