Name Lea

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Lea

Lea is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Lea

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.

Meaning of Lea

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”.

Pronunciation of Lea

Variants of the name Lea

Leah Léa Léah

Lea in the categories

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Name Statistic: Lea is ranked #68 overall ↓ -2

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 27 ↑ 2
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 36 ↔ 0
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 48 ↔ 0
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 54 ↑ 1
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 65 ↑ 8
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 87 ↓ -9
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 87 ↓ -16
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 112 ↑ 1
  • 🇫🇷 France: 133 ↑ 3
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 140 ↓ -21
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 166 ↓ -29
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 173 ↑ 30
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 189 ↑ 25
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 262 ↔ 0
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 326 ↓ -1
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 366 ↓ -26
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 578 ↓ -32
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 615 ↑ 1
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 615 ↓ -90

Lea in the Top 50 Names

Name Lea

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