The name Lea is a girl's name of English origin meaning "weary or meadow". Lea is ranked #809 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Elizabeth and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose Name Game w/ New Name Rules".
From the experts:
More attractive than Lee, less meaningful than Leah. While traditionally pronounced as a homonym for Lee, Glee actress Lea Michele pronounces her name like Leah. 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.