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

  • Leda GloriaItalian actress
  • Leda CosmidesAmerican psychologist
  • Leda Luss LuykenGreek conceptual artist
  • Leda MilevaBulgarian children's author and translator

Leda in Pop Culture

  • LedaSpartan queen in Greek mythology who gave birth to Helen after being visited by Zeus in the form of a swan
  • Ledacharacter in Jodi Picoult's "Plain Truth"
  • Ledacharacter on TV's "Queer as Folk"
  • Ledacode name for the female clones on TV's 'Orphan Black'
  • Leda Colecharacter in the novel "The Thousandth Floor"

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