Meaning of Leah
and the Origins of this baby name
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.
The name Leah is pronounced as li-yah
The following names are baby names related to Leah and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Leah: Boys - Aaron
, Girls - Alisa
, Both genders - Sharon
Popular Variants for the name Leah: Lea
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
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