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Gender: F Meaning of Leah: "weary" Origin of Leah: Hebrew Leah's Popularity in 2013: #33

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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 14) and Ireland (Number 15).

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Famous People Named Leah

Leah Applebaum, American actress
Leah Ayres, American actress
Leah Cutter, American author
Leah Felder-Jenner, American singer
Leah Marie Pipes, American actress
Leah Purcell, Australian actress
Leah Marie Remini, American actress
Leah Ryan, American author
Leah Maher, American actress
Leah Dizon, American model and singer
Leah Haywood, Australian singer
Leah Krinsky, American comedy writer
Leah Leann Shirley, daughter of Amber Portwood & Gary Shirley
Leah Hope Gosselin (b. 2004), daughter of John & Kate Gosselin
Leah Isadora Behn, daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway

Pop Culture References for the Name Leah

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

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Leah's International Variations

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