Gender: Female Pronunciation: LEE-uh Origin of Lia: Italian variation of Leah Meaning of Leah: Hebrew, "weary" Lia's Popularity in 2019: #283

Lia Origin and Meaning

The name Lia is a girl's name of Italian, Russian origin.

Used throughout Europe and in Hawaii, Lia sounds just like its mother name Leah, but looks particularly pretty on paper.

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Rank in US: #283

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Lia's International Variations

Liya (Russian)


Isabella_188 Says:


I think Lia is a pretty name on its own, but it's also a cute nn for Emilia, Amelia, Natalia, Julia, and more!

bmblanchot Says:


This is the most popular girl's name in Mexico this year.

TechnoKitten Says:


I prefer Lea over Lia

paulapuddephatt Says:


What a lovely idea. I never thought of that, but Lia makes such a sweet nickname for Julia.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I've always loved Leah, which is definitely one of my favourite Biblical names, and I also adore this alternative spelling. If I had to say which I preferred, possibly the strong Biblical association would make me favour Leah, but honestly, Lia is just as beautiful, in a different style.

autumnreverie Says:


I prefer this spelling much more than Leah. It seems softer and prettier to me.

SimoneKadele Says:


Not substantial enough for me.

Zelliew Says:


I prefer Leah, too.

marythefourth Says:


For me, how a name looks on paper is just as important as how it sounds, and I think this name is beautiful all around! I have never liked the "Leah" spelling, but I love Lia---so much that we used it for my first daughter!

Nicole4383 Says:


I used to be friends with a Lia. It was short for Rosalia.

Guest Says:


I'm liking this more than Leah.

DearestJules Says:


Sometimes I use this as a nickname for my name Julia.

Christina25 Says:


I think this spelling is much sleeker and prettier than the Leah version~

DryLake Says:


Where I come from, do we say 'Leah' in a different way. 'Lia" do we pronounce like 'Lee-a' though, and is much more uncommon. It just happens to be one of the many, many nicknames I have gotten used to over the years.

dramagrl19 Says:


I know a Lia. She's sweet but this name...what is wrong with Leah?!