meaning:Innocent, honest, naive
origin: Hebrew


Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Weary

Though this biblical name means “tired and weary,” parents are actually finding it a fresh alternative to other biblical names like Rachel and Rebecca. To us, Leah has a warm and soothing ring, so we’ll look at “tired” from that standpoint. Jews started using it in the Middle Ages, but it wasn’t a common Christian name until the Puritans started using it after the Protestant Reformation. Since then it has remained relatively popular and started really rising in the ’50s, with major spikes recently.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 41

Famous leah

  • Leah - Biblical wife of Jacob
  • Leah Remini - actress
  • Lea Michele (alt. spelling) - actress

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