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Gender: Female Pronunciation: lee-o-kay-dee-ah Meaning of Leocadia: "splendid brightness" Origin of Leocadia: Spanish

The name Leocadia is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "splendid brightness". Leocadia and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Leocadia marries a mix of sounds: the strength of a lion, with a rhythmic Latin ending.

St. Leocadia was an early martyred Spanish saint, and "La Leocadia" is a famous Goya painting of Leocadia Weiss, the artist's maid and caretaker.

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Famous People Named Leocadia

Saint Leocadia, patron saint of the Spanish city of Toledo, invoked against plague, martyred in the year 304
Leocadia Weiss, Spanish maid and caretaker of Goya, subject of his painting "La Leocadia"
Leocadia Irine Zak, American director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
(Vilhelmine) Leocadie Theresia Gerlach, Danish-Swedish mezzo-soprano opera singer
Léocadie-Romaine Gascoin, French nun and cofounder of the Sisters Marianites of Holy Cross
Leokadija Počikovska, Lithuanian politician

Pop Culture References for the name Leocadia

Léocadia Gardi, Romanian opera singer in Jean Anouilh's play "Léocadia"
Leokadja Ciechowska, character in "Night trains" by Barbara Wood

Leocadia's International Variations

Llogaia (Catalan) Elocadia, Liocadia, Lacadia, Leokadia, Eleocaisa (Spanish) Laocadia (Portuguese)