Lea is a ♀ girl’s name.
Lea is a variant of the biblical name Leah and is of Hebrew origin. She is the elder sister of Rahel and the first wife of Jacob. Lea is the mother of Dinah and of six sons, which are the founders of six of the twelve Tribes of Israel. These are Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun. Besides, Lea is a feminine form of the boy’s name Leo. In Hawaiian mythology, Lea is the name of the goddess of canoe builders.
There are several meanings of the name Lea. The Hebrew meaning is “weary” (from “laʾah/לאה”). Besides, Lea means “cow” (from Accadian “littu”) or “lioness” (according to the name Leo). An Assyrian meaning is “ruler” or “mistress”. In Hawaiian, Lea means “joy” or “happiness”.
The name Lea is ranked #59 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.
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