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Gender: Female Meaning of Lea: "weary or meadow" Origin of Lea: Variation of Lee Lea's Popularity in 2017: #809

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 "Change One Letter".

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.

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Famous People Named Lea

Saint Lea, 3rd century Roman noblewoman
Lea Michele (Sarfati), American actress and singer
Lea Kathleen Thompson, American actress
(Maria) Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga, Filipina actress and voice actress
Léa Hélène Seydoux, French model and actress
Lea DeLaria, American comedienne, actress and musician
Lea Antonoplis, American tennis player
Lea Gottlieb (born Leah Lenke Roth), Israeli swimwear designer
Lea Hernandez, American comic artist
Lea Massari (born Anna Maria Massetani), Italian actress
Lea Padovani, Italian actress
Lea Sunshine (born Lea Quezada), American R&B singer
Lea Loveless Maurer, American Olympic swimmer
Lea-Lorién Karima Alomar, American singer-songwriter
Helena "Lea" Nordheim, Dutch Jewish Olympic gymnast and Holocaust victim
Lea Pericoli, Italian tennis player
Lea Pool, Swiss-Canadian filmmaker
Jessica Lea Mayfield, American 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 Tkaltschewitsch, German rhythmic gymnast
Lea Sirk, Slovenian singer: represented Slovenia in Eurovision 2018

Pop Culture References for the name Lea

Lea Clark, American Girl of the Year doll 2016
Lea & Perrin's, Worcestershire sauce brand