The name Leah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "weary". Leah is ranked #41 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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For several years now, this serene and gentle biblical name has been gaining a considerable following. Many use Leah as a less common alternative to Sarah or Hannah, Rebecca or Rachel.
In the Old Testament, Leah was the patient first wife of Jacob, the mother of one daughter, Dinah, and six sons including Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, and is considered one of the most important biblical matriarchs.
Leah Clearwater is a female werewolf in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series, Leah Price is a leading character in Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and actress Leah Remini is a current bearer.
Leah has been a mainstay near the top of the chart in the 21st century and is now among the most popular girls' names starting with L. It's been even more popular in countries as diverse as Norway, Germany, and Ireland.
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