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Gender: Female Pronunciation: LAY-ah Origin of Leia: Spelling variation of Leya Leia's Popularity in 2017: #279

The name Leia is a girl's name of Hindi origin. Leia is ranked #279 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girl Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

This spelling variation of Leya was popularized by the Star Wars films, but is still firmly in the US Top 1000 many years later. This spelling is also probably preferred as it is clearer in pronunciation to the original Hindi name, Leya (which sometime gets pronounced Lee-ah).

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Famous People Named Leia

Leia Tânia do Bastião Dongue, Mozambican basketball player
Leia Bell, daughter of musicians Andy Bell and Idha Övelius
Leia Josephine Mazo (b. 2017), daughter of dancers Edyta Śliwińska and Alec Mazo

Pop Culture References for the name Leia

Princess Leia (Skywalker) Organa Solo, character in the "Star Wars" series
Leia Chang, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Leia Rolando, character in video game "Tales of Xillia"
Leia, a Vocaloid song by Yuyoyuppe using the Vocaloid Megurine Luka