Leah

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Gender: F Meaning of Leah: "weary" Origin of Leah: Hebrew Leah's Popularity in 2014: #35

For several years now, this serene and gentle biblical name -- Leah has been gaining a considerable following. Many use Leah as a less common alternative to Sarah or Hannah, Rebecca or Rachel.

In the Old Testament, Leah was the patient first wife of Jacob, the mother of one daughter, Dinah, and six sons including Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, and is considered one of the most important biblical matriarchs.

Leah Clearwater is a female werewolf in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series, Leah Price is a leading character in Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible; actress Leah Remini is a current bearer.

Leah has been in the U.S. Top 50 since 2008 and has been even more popular in countries as diverse as Norway (Number 19) and Ireland (Number 25).

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Famous People Named Leah

Leah, Biblical first wife of Jacob; sister of Rachel
Leah Applebaum, American voice actress
Leah Ayres, American actress
Leah Cutter, American novelist
Leah Elizabeth Felder-Jenner, American singer of duo Brandon & Leah
Leah Marie Pipes, American actress
Leah Purcell, Australian actress
Leah Marie Remini, American actress
Leah Donna Dizon, American pop singer
Leah Haywood, Australian pop singer-songwriter
Leah Krinsky, American comedy writer
Leah Laiman, Israeli novelist and TV writer
Leah Clark, American voice actress
Leah Sibyl Cecil, American beauty queen, Miss California 2012
Leah Moore, English comic book writer
Leah Leann Shirley, daughter of Amber Portwood & Gary Shirley of TV's "Teen Mom"
Leah Van Dale aka Carmella, American model and pro wrestler
Leah Hope Gosselin (b. 2004), daughter of John and Kate Gosselin of TV's "John & Kate Plus 8"
Leah Isadora Behn, daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway
Leah Sari, daughter of NFL player Devon Still

Pop Culture References for the Name Leah

Leah Rose, character in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Leah Brahms, character on TV's "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Leah Clearwater, character in the 'Twilight' series
Leah the Theatre Fairy, character in the "Rainbow Magic" book series
Dr. Leah Murphy, character on TV's 'Grey's Anatomy'
Leah Gideon, character on TV's "Supernatural"

Lea, Lee, Leigh, Liah

Leah's International Variations

Leea, Leeah (Finnish) Leia, Léa (French) Lia (Italian)

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