Leah Name Meaning & Origin

Leah

Pronunciation: LEE-ə, LAY-ə (key)

Origin of the name Leah:

Derived from the Hebrew lā'āh (weary, to tire). The name is borne in the Bible by the eldest daughter of Laban and the first of Jacob's four wives.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Lea, Lee, Leigha

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Nicknames for Leah

Leelah, Leeder, Lee, Leanardo, Leaskee, Leelers, Leahaha, Laya, Lia Hamm(as in Mia Hamm), Lou Lou, Lee Lee, Leon, Leah Beah, Lezz, Lez, Lezza, Lezzy, LoLo, Lea, Leah Pia, Princess Leia, Leah Maria,lee, Weewa

Meanings and history of the name Leah

Hebrew la'a or le'ah meaning "weary, grieved, offended" http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Leah.html#.U3F8MvldVx0

Assyrian li'at meaning "mistress"

Old English leah meaning "open meadow" http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lea

Also possibly meaning wild cow or gazelle.

Famous real-life people named Leah

Leah Burke- popular Scottish girl
Leah Gosselin, "Jon & Kate plus 8", 5th born of the Gosselin sextuplets
Leah Applebaum, American actress
Leah Ayres, American actress
Leah Cutter, American author
Leah Pipes, American actress, plays Camille O'Connell in The Originals
Leah Purcell, Australian actress
Leah Remini, American actress
Leah Ryan, American author
Leah Maher, American actress
Leah Dizon, American model and singer
Leah Haywood, Australian singer
Leah Krinsky, American comedy writer
Leah Leann Shirley, daughter of Gary Shirley & Amber Portwood on Teen Mom
Leah Wood, American born British singer who is the daughter of Rolling Stones band member Ronnie Wood and his wife Jo Wood

Leah in song, story & screen

Roy Orbison's song "Leah"
"My Beautiful Leah" is a song by PJ Harvey
Donnie Iris had a hit song "Ah! Leah!" in 1980.
Another Hit Song "Leah" by Stereo Skyline
Leah Brahms, fictional character from Star Trek
Leah Mordecai, title character of the 1856 novel by Belle K. Abbott
Leah Patterson-Baker, fictional character in Australian soap opera Home and Away
Leah Rose, fictional character in the Left Behind series
Leah Clearwater, fictional character in the "Twilight Series" by Stephenie Meyer
Leah, fictional character in the Angels Trilogy by Lurlene McDaniel
Leah, fictional character in "Juno" played by Olivia Thirlby.
Leah "fang" plenkov daughter of serial killer abel plenkov in my soul to take
Leah - Aplha female of the Seeonee pack of Indian wolves in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book - Mother to Mowgli.

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