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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 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 Leann Shirley, daughter of Amber Portwood & Gary Shirley of TV's "Teen Mom"
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

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'

Lea, Lee, Leigh, Liah

Leah's International Variations

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