Gender: Female Pronunciation: lee-dah Meaning of Leda: "happy" Origin of Leda: Greek

Leda Origin and Meaning

The name Leda is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "happy".

In classical Greek myth, Leda was a great beauty who mothered another great beauty, Helen of Troy. Leda is that rare name that is at once simple, deeply-rooted, and unique: Only 18 baby girls were named Leda in the US last year. A name used in several European countries, pronunciation is usually the straightforward lee-dah but the Italians say lay-dah.

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Famous People Named Leda

Pop Culture References for the name Leda

Leyda, Layda, Ledah, Lyda, Leida, Leta

Leda's International Variations

Lida, Lidochka, Lido (Russian) Lediana (Spanish)


vasiliki Says:


One of my favourites. A great alternative to Lydia, which is growing in popularity.

katinka Says:


Simple, strong and very pretty.

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headintheclouds Says:


Due to the Yeats poem, the image of a swan pops into my head when I see the name Leda spelled out, and The Swan song by Saint-Saens starts playing in my mind. It's a lovely association for an elegant, understated, feminine but not flowery name.

ashbee Says:


Short and sweet but packed with thousands of years of history. Pleasantly surprised to see it was historically well-used in the US.

SoDallas3 Says:


I adore the sound of Leda, however, I kind of feel that the Orphan Black connection renders it and Castor unusable.

SoDallas3 Says:


Lee-duh is the pronounciation. :)

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servals_ Says:


yes :)

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


How is this pronounced? Is it Lee-duh?