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Leah

By Sangeetha Sivaguru Senior Content Specialist
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 51 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Olivia Musembi (Senior Content Writer)

Gender: Female

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Weary

Pronunciation: LEE-ə, liːə, L IY AH

Popularity Rank: #1,898

On this page:

  • 1. Leah Meaning
  • 2. Leah Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Leah
  • 4. Translations of Leah
  • 5. Leah Name Popularity
  • 6. Leah popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Leah
  • 8. Latest News about Leah
  • 9. Nicknames for Leah
  • 10. Leah Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Leah

Leah Meaning

From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah) which means "weary" or "tired". In the Old Testament, Leah was the first wife of Jacob and the mother of six of his children.

Leah also means "Weary".

Leah is commonly found in United States of America, United Kingdom, South Africa, and 85 more countries.

Leah Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: LEE-ə

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): liːə

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: L IY AH

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Leah

  • Arabic: ليا
  • Czech: Lea (biblická postava)
  • German: Lea (Bibel)
  • Greek, Modern (1453-): Λεία
  • Persian: لیه
  • French: Léa
  • Hebrew: לאה
  • Italian: Lia (Bibbia)
  • Japanese: レア (旧約聖書)
  • Norwegian: Lea (bibelsk person)
  • Russian: Лия
  • Ukrainian: Лія (Біблія)
  • Chinese: 利亞

Leah Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Leah is recorded 34,794 times globally, ranking it as the 1,898th most common name worldwide.

Leah is most prevalent in United States of America, with 12,704 occurrences, making it the 441th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom, the name Leah is found among 1 in every 57 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Leah Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
United States of America#4411 : 142
United Kingdom#2261 : 57
South Africa#8691 : 949
Canada#3021 : 195
Ireland#2331 : 70
Israel#1,0471 : 452
Saudi Arabia#3,9731 : 4,108
Philippines#1761 : 447
Kuwait#9551 : 1,485
France#3,4201 : 3,142
Nigeria#2,5561 : 3,195
Palestine#1,6131 : 949
United Arab Emirates#2,3681 : 3,071
Singapore#1,2851 : 2,025
Germany#1,9851 : 1,338
Italy#5,4991 : 4,886
Hong Kong#1,3581 : 2,040
Netherlands#3,0441 : 2,193
Qatar#2,0161 : 3,044
Oman#3,7701 : 4,570
Mexico#5,9711 : 7,384
Malaysia#9,8571 : 19,516
Bahrain#1,7621 : 3,012
Costa Rica#1,8151 : 1,636
Spain#6,0311 : 7,380
China#8211 : 1,917
Lebanon#2,8251 : 3,263
Botswana#5831 : 1,543
Switzerland#3,2031 : 3,581
Macao#1,2081 : 2,169
Russia#7,6301 : 8,137
Sweden#1,9231 : 2,065
Namibia#1,0971 : 2,905
Belgium#5,4571 : 6,716
Austria#2,3651 : 2,709
Taiwan#1,7471 : 5,484
Colombia#22,1061 : 37,931
Peru#11,8891 : 28,927
Jamaica#1,4001 : 2,572
Panama#3,8121 : 6,692
Denmark#1,7571 : 2,948
Norway#1,5871 : 2,747
Chile#11,2191 : 22,848
Ghana#2,9501 : 7,463
Egypt#59,2991 : 104,273

List of countries the name Leah is rarely found

Leah popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Leah from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Leah

📰 Latest News about Leah

Stay updated with the most recent news about Leah. Read on to catch up with Leah's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 27, 2024 06:56 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Alton Towers Smiler crash victims Leah Washington and Joe Pugh marry nine years later - The Independent
    Source: The Independent | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Leah Washington and Joe Pugh's journey from Alton Towers horror accident to dream wedding - The Mirror
    Source: The Mirror | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Alton Towers crash amputee Leah Washington ties the knot with fiance Joe Pugh in a dazzling ceremony - Daily Mail
    Source: Daily Mail | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Andy Cohen Files to Dismiss ‘Real Housewives’ Star Leah McSweeney’s Lawsuit - Hollywood Reporter
    Source: Hollywood Reporter | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Leah Shackley, Rachel Bernhardt Swim Season Best Times At Charlotte Open - SwimSwam
    Source: SwimSwam | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Andy Cohen, NBCUniversal & Warner Bros Discovery Want Leah McSweeney’s “Threadbare” Drugs & Drink Filled Suit Tossed Out; Not So Fast, Says RHONY’s Lawyer - Deadline
    Source: Deadline | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Andy Cohen files to dismiss Leah McSweeney's lawsuit and calls her allegations 'threadbare' - but the former R - Daily Mail
    Source: Daily Mail | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Andy Cohen files to dismiss Leah McSweeney's discrimination and substance abuse lawsuit - Page Six
    Source: Page Six | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Andy Cohen Files to Dismiss Leah McSweeney's Lawsuit but Her Attorney Argues the Motion Has No Merit - PEOPLE
    Source: PEOPLE | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Schoolgirl Leah Harrison's fatal mudslide incident under police investigation - Stoke-on-Trent Live
    Source: Stoke-on-Trent Live | Published on: May 24, 2024

Nicknames for Leah

Leahtastic, Leahzilla, Leahtastic, Leahroar, Leanado, Leahve, Leahlicious, Leahtron, The Leahster, Leahmazing

Leah Name Poster

Leah Name Poster

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