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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Italian : Weary; Relaxed; Gentle
  • Hebrew: Weary
  • Greek : Bearer of good news 

What Does Lia Mean and Stand For? 

The name Lia has roots in Italian, Hebrew, and Greek. It is a variation of the name Leah that has been gaining recent popularity. 


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Girl name variations

How Popular Is The Name Lia

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern Italian : from a short form of the personal name Elia.
  • French : occupational name for someone who tied up vines, from French liat, past participle of lier ‘to tie’.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of several farmsteads, so named from the definite singular form of Li 4.

What Does the Name Lia Mean? 

Lia is a girls' name of Italian origin, meaning "weary" and "relaxed." It is a variation of the name Leah that is popular in across Europe and Hawaii, but it has been gaining steady popularity in the continental U.S. 

How Popular is the Name Lia? 

Lia is the #307 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. The alternate spelling Leah ranks #46 for 2021. However, Lia ranks #3 on 

According to Google search administration data, in the last five years Lia was at its peak popularity in March 2022. 

Popularity of the Name Lia in the United States

Lia was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Connecticut 
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • Hawaii

Famous People Named Lia and Lia in Pop Culture 

Famous Lia's include American Olympic swimmer Lia Neal, Swedish actress Lia Boysen, American actress Lia Chang, and American Ballerina Lia Cirio. 

The name Lia features in the books Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson and The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson. 

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