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Meaning of Leah

and the Origins of this baby nameMeaning of baby name Leah


The name Leah has the following meaning:

Weary. In the Old Testament, Leah was the wife of Jacob. As usual, the Puritans revived this name's popularity. Not a common name today.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Leah is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 78 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Leah rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 13 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 28 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Leah in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Leah is pronounced as li-yah


Leah originates from the Hebrew language.

See other suggested Hebrew girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Leah and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Leah: Boys - Aaron, Abel, Abner, Abraham, Adam, Aden, Adriel, Alpheus, Alvah, Amarion, Amon, Girls - Alisa, Aliza, Ana, Annemarie, Annmarie, Ardith, Ayla, Daneil, Dania, Etha, Hanna, Jemima, Kaylah, Nitza, Nizana, Oralia, Rayna, Ruthann, Zetta, Both genders - Sharon


Popular Variants for the name Leah: Lea (Slovene), Leia, Lia (Italian), Liah


We think the name Leah should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Leah to be: A cute, dark-haired girl who is very independent

In one word, you might describe Leah as a(n) "adorable" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Leah (or its variants) are:

Lea Katherine Thompson, born on 31 May, a famous actress. Lea Katherine Thompson's background: American television and film actress. She was initially a dancer, but transitted to an acting career because of certain physical impairments which prevented her from being a true successful ballerina. She is best known for the role as Lorraine Baines McFly, the mother of Michael J. Fox's role in the 'Back to the Future' trilogy.
Lily (66)
Leah (78)
Lydia (132)
Layla (191)
Liliana (224)
Lindsay (234)
Lauryn (326)
Lexi (381)
Leilani (383)
Lisa (386)
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