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Lia is a charming choice for a baby girl name. Cultured and concise, Lia provides the lyricism of a standalone first name while perfectly accommodating more elaborate middle names. This name also has a memorable place in popular culture. Lia de Beaumont is a character in the anime series Le Chevalier D'Eon, and Lia Overbrook is the main character in the novel Wintergirls. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the Name Lia

Lia has two possible etymologies. The first origin is a variation of the biblical name Leah. This name derives from the Old Hebrew lā'āh (meaning “weary,” “languid,” or “delicate”). The second etymology is a variation of the Old English suffix lea (meaning “meadow,” “woodland,” or “pasture”).

Lia is a common variation of Leah found in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Georgia, and Greece. According to the Hebrew Bible, Leah is the first wife of Jacob (ancestor of the 12 tribes of Israel). In several major religious traditions, Leah is the representative of a fruitful marriage. The symbol for Leah is the mandrake (Genesis 30:14).

Nicknames for Lia

The name Lia evokes feelings of simplicity and calm. If you're looking for a nickname for the Lia in your life, it may be a little difficult to come up with a nickname based off the name alone. However, feel free to come up with a nickname that's unique to their individual personality.

  • Lili
  • Lala
  • Lee 
  • Lelah

Lia Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Lia is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: LEE-ah

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Lia

Lia Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Lia was the 289th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

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Great Middle Names for Lia and Their Meanings

  • Angeline (angel, messenger of God)
  • Calista (most beautiful)
  • Giovanna (God is gracious)
  • Imogen (maiden)
  • Mabel (lovable)
  • Marina (from the sea)
  • Nevaeh (heaven, paradise)
  • Oriana (sunrise, dawn, golden)
  • Rosario (rosary)
  • Viviana (lively)

Famous People Named Lia

  • Lia Andrea Aquino (model)
  • Lía Victoria Borrero (pageant winner)
  • Lia Marika Boysen (actress)
  • Lia Cirio (ballerina)
  • Lia Emele Finocchiaro (politician)
  • Lia Marie Johnson (YouTuber)
  • Lia Neal (Olympic swimmer)
  • Lia Clotet Sánchez (daughter of actress Natalia Sánchez)
  • Lia Joëlle Wälti (footballer)
  • Lia de Beaumont (character in Le Chevalier D'Eon anime series)
  • Lia Overbrook (main character in Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson)
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