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Gender: F Pronunciation: LAY-ah Origin of Leia: Spelling variation of Leya Leia's Popularity in 2014: #509

This spelling variation of Leya was popularized by the Star Wars films, but is still firmly in the US Top 1000 many years later. It rose over 100 spots in 2013, and has the trademarks of a trendy choice with the familiarity from the popular character. This spelling is also probably preferred as it is clearer in pronunciation to the original Hindi name, Leya (which sometime gets pronounced Lee-ah).

Famous People Named Leia

Pop Culture References for the name Leia

Princess Leia (Skywalker) Organa, character in the "Star Wars" series
Leia Chang, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"