Meaning and name origin
Leia \leia\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Leia is "delicate; weary". Leia is a variant of Leah (Hebrew); biblical: Jacob's first wife, the mother of Dinah and six of Jacob's twelve sons.
Leia is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3491 out of 4276, Top 82%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leia for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Leia 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. (2014 statistics).
Leia is also pronounced similarly to Leeya, Leya and Liya. Other suggested similar baby names are Lecia, Leda, Leida, Leila, Leina, Leisa, Lela, Lelia, Lena, Lesia, Leta, Lexa and Lexia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leia.