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.
Famous people who gave their babies this name
Leah is the number forty-four most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2008, and in the top 100 since 2000.
However, it is the 34th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.
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: