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Leah Meaning


What does Leah mean?

The name Leah is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Leah is "weary".

Leah is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Le-ah.

The Given Name Leah

The anglicized and original Hebrew version of the biblical name. It derives from the Hebrew word leah meaning "weary" or "tired".

In the Bible, Jacob marries Leah although he wanted to marry her younger sister Rachel (who he later marries too). She is the mother of 1 daughter and 6 sons, some of whose descendants later become the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Leah falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Leah Remini.

Leah Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 41 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,995 occurrences. It ranked 8,507 in baby name popularity for boys with 9 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 40 in baby name popularity for girls with 5,175 occurrences. It ranked 8,520 in baby name popularity for boys with 9 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Leah has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Leah Name Popularity Page.

Leah Related Names

Variants of the name Leah include Deleah, Lea, Leia, Lia.

Famous Leahs

  • Leah ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 29:16)
  • Leah Remini ~ Actress

Leah Numerology

What will your new littleLeah be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Leah Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Leah in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Leah.

Just for fun, see the name Leah in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Leah in Nautical Flags page.