The name Lea is a girl's name of English origin meaning "weary or meadow". Lea is ranked #690 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Elizabeth and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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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.