Diminutive of names ending in -lia or Italian variation of Leah

Lia Origin and Meaning

The name Lia is a girl's name of Italian, Russian origin meaning "weary".

Used throughout Europe and in Hawaii, Lia sounds just like its mother name Leah, but looks particularly pretty on paper. Sleek and simple, Lia is an internationally flexible choice that might also be short for such names as Amelia or Dahlia.

Lia ranks among the Top 100 girls' names in a huge range of countries, from Germany to Chile to Israel to Slovenia. Its simplicity and diversity make it an excellent international choice.

# 209 in the US

Lia Rank in US Top 1000

# 599 on Nameberry

Lia Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lia Popularity

Famous People Named Lia

  • Lia NealAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Lia CirioAmerican ballerina
  • Lia Marie JohnsonAmerican Youtuber
  • Francesca Lia BlockAmerican novelist
  • LiaJapanese singer,songwriter
  • Lia Andrea Aquino RamosMiss Philippines 2006
  • Lía Victoria Borrero GonzálezMiss Panama and Miss International 1998
  • Lia Marika BoysenSwedish actress
  • Lia ChangAmerican actress
  • Maria Michelina "Lia" Diaz de Rivera CruzFilipina TV presenter
  • Lia Dorana (born Beppy van Werven)Dutch actress
  • Lia EibenschätzGerman actress
  • Lia EliavaGeorgian actress
  • Lia FélixFrench actress
  • Lia IcesAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Liastage name of Choi Jisu, member of Kpop girl group ITZY
  • Lia Clotet Sánchez (b. 2019)daughter of Spanish actors Marc Clotet and Natalia Sánchez
  • Lia KnightAmerican radio host
  • Lia WilliamsEnglish actress
  • Olympia (Lia) VissiCypriot singer,songwriter
  • Lia ShemtovIsraeli politician
  • Lia SargentAmerican voice actress
  • Lia PurpuraAmerican poet
  • Lia MillsIrish novelist
  • Ofelia "Lia" MaiviaSamoan wrestling promoter and grandmother of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Lia O'HalloranAmerican child actress
  • Lia Fabregas (b. 2013)daughter of footballer Cesc Fabregas
  • Lia RoviraSpanish rhythmic gymnast

Lia in Pop Culture

  • Lia Overbrookmain character in Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Jezelia "Lia" of Morrighanmain character in the book series "The Remnant Chronicles" by Mary E. Pearson