LEE, LEE-ah, LAY-ah
Variation of Lee or Leah
"meadow; weary"

Lea Origin and Meaning

The name Lea is a girl's name of English origin meaning "meadow; weary".

While traditionally pronounced as a homonym for Lee, Glee actress Lea Michele pronounces her name like Leah, and it may also rhyme with Freya. Regardless of your preferred pronunciation, it's interesting to note that Lea has always charted in the US Top 1000, despite coming close to the bottom a few times, making it one of the girl names starting with L that both fits in and stands out.

# 801 in the US

Lea Rank in US Top 1000

# 937 on Nameberry

Lea Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lea Popularity

Famous People Named Lea

  • Saint Lea3rd century Roman noblewoman
  • Lea Michele (Sarfati)American actress and singer
  • Lea Kathleen ThompsonAmerican actress
  • (Maria) Lea Carmen Imutan SalongaFilipina actress and voice actress
  • Léa Hélène SeydouxFrench model and actress
  • Lea DeLariaAmerican comedienne, actress and musician
  • Lea AntonoplisAmerican tennis player
  • Lea Gottlieb (born Leah Lenke Roth)Israeli swimwear designer
  • Lea HernandezAmerican comic artist
  • Lea Massari (born Anna Maria Massetani)Italian actress
  • Lea PadovaniItalian actress
  • Lea Sunshine (born Lea Quezada)American R&B singer
  • Lea Loveless MaurerAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • LeaLorién Karima Alomar, American singer,songwriter
  • Helena "Lea" NordheimDutch Jewish Olympic gymnast and Holocaust victim
  • Lea PericoliItalian tennis player
  • Lea PoolSwiss,Canadian filmmaker
  • Jessica Lea MayfieldAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Lea Nikki Bacharach (b. 1996)daughter of actress Angie Dickinson and composer Burt Bacharach
  • Lea Drexler (b. 2011)daughter of singers Leonor Watling and Jorge Drexler
  • Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper (b. 2017)daughter of actor Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
  • Lea TkaltschewitschGerman rhythmic gymnast
  • Lea SirkSlovenian singer: represented Slovenia in Eurovision 2018

Lea in Pop Culture

  • Lea ClarkAmerican Girl of the Year doll 2016
  • Lea & Perrin'sWorcestershire sauce brand