What does Lea mean?
Lea [lea] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Lea) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lea is "pasture or meadow". Lea is an alternate spelling of Lee (Old English): place name.
Lea has 1 variant: Leigh.Creative forms:
(male) Lie, Lleh, ..
(female) Lie, Lle, .. Middle name pairings:
Lea Frederick (L.F.), ..
How popular is Lea?
Lea is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3414 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Lea was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1286 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Lea ranked in the Top 2000 are Lee (#679 in recent rankings) and Leigh. Adoption of these relations of Lea reached its most widespread in the 1890s (usage of 0.4%) and is now much reduced.
Lea is pronounced similarly to La-, Le, Le-, Leo, Lew▼, Lleu, Loew, Loewe, Loewy, Lou▼, Lowe, Loy and Lugh. Other suggested similar names are Lem▼, Len, Les, Lev and Lex. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lea.See names in meaning and etymology.