Name Leah Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Leah


Leah is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Leah?

Leah is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. She is the elder sister of Rahel and the first wife of Jacob. Leah 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.

What does the name Leah mean?

There are several meanings of the name Leah. The Hebrew meaning is “weary” (from “laʾah/לאה”). Besides, Leah means “cow” (from Accadian “littu”) or “lioness” (according to the name Leo). An Assyrian meaning is “ruler” or “mistress”.

Pronunciation of Leah

Variants of the name Leah

Lea Léa Léah

Popularity of the name Leah

The name Leah is ranked #372 overall.

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