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Updated March 6, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Weary

What Does Leia Mean and Stand For? 

The name Leia has roots in Hebrew, Hindu, and Hawaiian. It is a variation of the name Leya meaning "weary." 


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How Popular Is The Name Leia

What Does the Name Leia Mean? 

Leia is a girls' name of Hebrew origin, meaning "weary." Often associated with Princess Leia of the Star Wars franchise, the name Leia had a boom in popularity after the release of these films. 

Leia may also be of Hindu origin, as an alternate spelling of the name Leya.

How Popular is the Name Leia? 

Leia is the #299 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration Data. It has been increasing in popularity each year since 2006. 

However, Leia ranks #3 on 

According to Google search administration data, in the last five years Leia was at its peak popularity in December 2017. 

Popularity of the Name Leia in the United States

Leia was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Arizona

Famous People Named Leia and Leia in Pop Culture 

Leia is most commonly associated with Princess Leia of the Star Wars films, played by the late Carrie Fisher. The name Leia also features in the Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation.

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