Leda Origin and Meaning

The name Leda is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "happy".

Leda is that rare name that has not yet been discovered in the current craze for ancient names from mythology. In classical Greek myth, Leda was a great beauty who mothered another great beauty, Helen of Troy. Leda is at once simple, deeply-rooted, and unique: Only 23 baby girls were named Leda in the US last year. A name used in several European countries, pronunciation is usually the straightforward lee-dah but the Italians say lay-dah.

# 933 in the US

Leda Rank in US Top 1000

# 722 on Nameberry

Leda Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Leda Popularity

Famous People Named Leda

  • Leda GloriaItalian actress
  • Leda CosmidesAmerican psychologist
  • Leda Luss LuykenGreek conceptual artist
  • Leda MilevaBulgarian children's author and translator

Leda in Pop Culture

  • LedaSpartan queen in Greek mythology who gave birth to Helen after being visited by Zeus in the form of a swan
  • Ledacharacter in Jodi Picoult's "Plain Truth"
  • Ledacharacter on TV's "Queer as Folk"
  • Ledacode name for the female clones on TV's 'Orphan Black'
  • Leda Colecharacter in the novel "The Thousandth Floor"