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What does Leia mean?

Leia /leia/ 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.


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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leis, Loia, ..

(male) Leialo, Lelo, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Leia for girls. Leia entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #509 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 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.

Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Leia and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Leia (#509 last year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Leah (#35 last year), Lia (#377), Lea (#677), Lee and Leigh. Usage of these forms of Leia was widespread in 2010 (median #963) and is almost as conventional today (#933, 19% less usage), but with forms such as Leigh going out of style. Leia, Lia, Lea and Leah are four 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 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.