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 in the US Top 50 since 2008 and has been even more popular in countries as diverse as Norway (Number 19) and Ireland (Number 27).
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