Meaning and Origin of: Leah

The name Leah is of Hebrew origin and means "weary."
Meaning and Origin of Leah

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Weary

What does Leah mean and stand for?

The name Leah is of Hebrew origin and means "weary." It is derived from the Hebrew word le'ah.

Syllables: 2

Girl name variations

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Leah has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2008, and in the top 100 since 2000. It reached peak popularity in 2010 at position 24, but has steadily declined in popularity since.

However, it is the 34th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in February 2018.

Leah, considered one of the most important biblical matriarchs, was the wife of Jacob in the Old Testament. Leah Remini is one of the most popular actresses with the name. It is also the name of characters in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series and Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible.

Where is it Popular?

Leah was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Leah

  • Lee
  • Lele

Pairs well with these middle names