Lea name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Hebrew and Old English
Usage: English, German, Italian, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: LEE
Meaning: Tired and Weary
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What does Lea mean?

Prevailing and Enduring Lea has its origin in Hebrew and Old English is used in Italian, German, Icelandic, English, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Greenlandic, Norwegian and Faroese given to both boys and girls, Lea means "Tired or Weary".

Lea is a variant of famous and evergreen Lee. Lee is a variant of LeoFairleigh. Also Lee is version of lofty Hadley. Lee is also version of new-fangled and outstanding Huxley.

Lee is also variant of prominent Li. Lee is also form of unfading and famed Raleigh. Lee is also version of Ripley. Lee is also variant form of Yardley. Lee is short of Ashley.

Also Lee is an abridged form of Bentley. Lee is also short version of Bradley. Lee is also shortened form of Leroy. Lee is form of Lea in English language. Eminent and Evergreen Lee's origin is Old English, Germanic and French, meaning of Lee is "Wood, Glade and Weary".

Lea is feminine of Leo. Leo is a variant form of preeminent and evergreen Leona. Also Leo is a variant form of Its Variants. Leo is also variant of Germanic Names Containing the Name Element Lew.

Leo is short of Leonhard. Also Leo is short version of Leopold. Dominant and Ceaseless Leo came from Italian and Polish, meaning of Leo is "The Lion, Strong and Leo". Lea is equivalent of Leander in Finnish language.

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How do I pronounce Lea?

The most common pronunciation of one syllabled Lea is LEE. The pronunciation choose to emphasis on first LEE syllable. The other ways to say the name are LEE-ah, LAY-ah or lea.

Variants of Lea

Leana, Lee, Julianus, Aileen, Leanne, Lina, Ileana, Leeanna, Hadley, Huxley, Li, Raleigh, Ripley, Yardley, Aaronlee, Leeanthony, Leamarie, Leander, Leandros, Ander

Names that rhyme with Lea

How popular is the name Lea?

Lea is a popular in United States where over 31950 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. Currently the name is rising, in 1970, 593 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 397th position.

In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 500 baby names 23 times Also, Lea was a popular name in France. Over 5858 babies have been named Lea since 2009.

When at its peak in 2011, the moniker grabbed the 30th spot and 1905 baby girls were given the name. However after 8 years, the name is on free fall on the charts.

Moreover, the name has been to the top 50 baby names 2 times

Lea is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 500 names.

In 1999, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 453 on girl names chart when 86 babies were given the name Lea. Over 1343 babies in England and Wales have been named Lea.

But Lea is a popular baby name in Philippines where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, Brazil, DR Congo, Madagascar, Chad, Tanzania, Finland, Belgium, Rwanda, Benin, Cameroon, Italy, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Germany and South Africa.

As per our findings, over 400000 people has been named Lea globally.

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Lea in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Lea

In order to gain more than you already have, you need to take uncalculated risks and see where they take you. There's not a problem you cannot solve. Fighting you own battles like a lone wolf makes you feel strong and confident. To have letter A as your capstone in your name indicates your independence and ambitious attitude. When it comes to life goals and career, you always give your best. You are very smart and calculative.

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  •  Melody - Eminent Melody primarily is used in Sikh and Finnish is originated from English and Greek, meaning of Melody is "Instrument or Song" is given to both sexes. On baby girl chart, outstanding Melody ranked 137 in year 2018 in United States
  •  Francisca - Outstanding and Venerable unisex name Francisca is rooted from Italian and Latin, meaning of Francisca is "Little Frenchman or Little Frenchwoman" is used in Danish and Portuguese languages
  •  Giovani - Originated from Hebrew, Well-Liked Giovani means "God is Merciful or Yahweh is Gracious" is a unisex name is primarily used in English and Spanish
  •  Lon means Warlike or Strong is of Germanic, Latin and Gothic origin prevalently used in English and English is used as a unisex name
  •  Toney - Pleasing and Ever lasting unisex name Toney means "Praiseworthy" and is used predominantly in English has its origin in Latin language
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Famous people named Lea

  • Lea Bayers Rapp, {{citation
  • Lea Laven, Finnish pop singer
  • Lea Anderson, British choreographer and artistic director
  • Lea Sölkner, Austrian former alpine skier
  • Lea Ráskay, Hungarian nun and scholar of the 16th century
  • Saint Lea, fourth-century saint
  • Lea DeLaria, American comedian, actress, and jazz singer
  • Lea Salonga, Filipina singer and actress best
  • Lea Thompson, American actress, director
  • Lea Vivot, Czech-born Canadian sculptor
  • Lea De Mae, Czech adult model
  • Lea Rosh, German television journalist, publicist
  • Lea Fastow, former Enron assistant treasurer
  • Lea Hernandez, American comic book and webcomic creator
  • Lea Stevens, former South Australian politician
  • Lea Schiavi, also known as Lea Schiavi Burdett,
  • Lea Moreno Young, American actress
  • Lea Michele, American actress, singer and author
  • Lea Massari, Italian actress and singer
  • Lea Wait, American author of historical novels and mysteries
  • Lea Ann Parsley, retired American skeleton racer from Granville
  • Lea Brodie characterized crucial role of Delphine in 1978 adventure and fantasy flick Warlords of Atlantis.
  • Lea Risum Brøgger, from 1980 movie Pigen fra havet, who portrayed the N.
  • Lea Conti played the important role of N in 1940 drama and musical flick Su nombre es mujer.
  • Lea Franklin characterized the minor character of Dawn Alushin in 2000 drama movie Divided We Stand.
  • Lea Joutseno, from 1943 comedy and romance movie Tositarkoituksella, who characterized the Anja Iida Leiste.
  • Lea Kurka, from 2006 drama movie Allein gegen die Angst, who played Franziska Wiesner.
  • In 1917, Lea Lara portrayed the role of Stella Lumbge in action and crime film Die Kassette.
  • Lea Mornar, from 2004 thriller movie Such mich nicht, who portrayed Anna.
  • In 1931, Lea Niako played the role of Li-Ti In movie La carta.
  • Lea Padovani, from 1949 drama movie Give Us This Day, who portrayed Annuziata.
  • Lea Milinovic, from 2016 documentary movie Perija, who characterized Protagonist 3.
  • In 1991 drama movie, Cena alle nove, Lea Barletti portrayed N.
  • Lea Campioni, from 1921 comedy flick Favilla, who portrayed the N.
  • In 2013, Lea Baskas characterized the role of Cindy O'neil in horror and mystery flick Vanished.
  • In 1981 film, Magkasangga, Lea Dominguez portrayed N.

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