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Leah has been a popular name since it was first published in the Old Testament. From 1880 through 2020, the name has never been out of the top 500 girl names in the United States. Surprisingly, Leah has been most popular in New York and Wyoming over the last five years.

Meaning of the Name Leah

Hebrew. Derived from “le'ah”, the Hebrew word meaning “weary” or “delicate”. It has also been thought to have come from the Akkadian “littu” which means “pretty girl”, or the Proto-Semitic *layʾ-at- ~ laʾay-at- meaning “cow”.

Leah was the first wife of Jacob according to the Old Testament. The meaning of Leah “weary” symbolizes someone who was subjected to a lot of turmoil in their life, although it caused a great deal of angst, they rose above it.

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Nicknames for Leah

The name Leah evokes a feeling of refinement and wholesomeness. If you're looking for a nickname for the Leah in your life, we've compiled a fun list of nicknames to help get you inspired. However, feel free to create a nickname that's unique to their individual and vibrant personality.

Leah Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Leah is traditionally considered a girls name.

Pronunciation: LEE-ah

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Leah

Leah Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Leah was ranked as the 45th most popular girl name in 2020. Leah has been ranked in the top 100 baby girl names in each of the last 20 years.

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Great Middle Names for Leah and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Leah

  • Leah Remini (actor)
  • Leah Song (singer)
  • Leah Marie Pipes (actor)
  • Leah Ayres (actor)
  • Leah (Biblical first wife of Jacob)
  • Leah(character in the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Eclipse”)
  • Leah Patterson-Baker (character on “Home and Away”)
  • Leah Belfort (character in “The Wolf of Wall Street”)
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