What does Leia mean?
Leia /leia/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls. Leia's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Leia means "delicate; weary". Leia is a variant form, with the suffix -ia, of Leah (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's first wife.
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. 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)
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 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4742%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4003%, 15.6% less), 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, and there is also a rebound in birth name usage for Leah. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.