Leah

First Name
222k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
308
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Leah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Leah

"Leah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Weary". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Hebrew לֵאָה (Le'a)

  1. Elder daughter of Laban, sister to Rachel, and first wife of Jacob.
  2. A female given name.

Leah was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Leah

Leah Remini is an actress, producer, and author. She was most prominent from 1988 to present. Leah was given the name Leah Marie Remini on June 15th, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Leah Pipes is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Leah was given the name Leah Marie Pipes on August 12th, 1988 in Los Angeles.

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Leah was born in 1927. She left this life on October 19th, 2008.

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Leah Dizon is a former gaijin tarento, singer, model, and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to 2010. Leah was given the name Leah Donna Dizon on September 24th, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

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Leah Ayres is a film, television, actor, and televisionactress. Her career lasted from 1979 to 1998. Leah was given the name Leah Simpson on May 28th, 1957 in Baltimore. Leah is also known as Leah Ayres Hendrix; Leah Kalish.

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Louise Nevelson was an artist. Louise was given the name Leah Berliawsky on September 23rd, 1899 in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi. She died on April 17th, 1988.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leah

Rachelle Leah is a model. Rachelle was given the name Rachelle Leah San Filippo on August 20th, 1984 in San Carlos, California, United States.

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Leah is a soccer player for the USC Upstate Spartans, Texas Longhorns, Lee University, Charlotte Lady Eagles, Brazil women's national under-20 football team, and Brazil women's national football team. Leah was born on December 13th, 1990 in São Paulo.

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Malot was born on July 6th, 1972.

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John Leah is a soccer player for the Rhyl F.C., The New Saints F.C., Newtown A.F.C., Darlington F.C., and Airbus UK Broughton F.C. John was born on August 3rd, 1978 in Shrewsbury.

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How popular is the baby name Leah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 54 54 0
1881 52 52 0
1882 56 56 0
1883 65 65 0
1884 79 79 0
1885 85 85 0
1886 83 83 0
1887 83 83 0
1888 118 118 0
1889 134 134 0
1890 162 162 0
1891 144 144 0
1892 163 163 0
1893 167 167 0
1894 182 182 0
1895 203 203 0
1896 169 169 0
1897 147 147 0
1898 185 185 0
1899 149 149 0
1900 166 166 0
1901 184 184 0
1902 171 171 0
1903 175 175 0
1904 149 149 0
1905 168 168 0
1906 164 164 0
1907 200 200 0
1908 194 194 0
1909 176 176 0
1910 207 207 0
1911 202 202 0
1912 302 302 0
1913 370 370 0
1914 457 457 0
1915 552 552 0
1916 514 514 0
1917 534 534 0
1918 588 588 0
1919 527 527 0
1920 523 523 0
1921 514 514 0
1922 485 485 0
1923 487 487 0
1924 505 505 0
1925 444 444 0
1926 436 436 0
1927 345 345 0
1928 404 404 0
1929 309 309 0
1930 326 326 0
1931 319 319 0
1932 296 296 0
1933 338 338 0
1934 395 395 0
1935 362 362 0
1936 346 346 0
1937 408 408 0
1938 376 376 0
1939 373 373 0
1940 365 365 0
1941 351 351 0
1942 330 330 0
1943 308 308 0
1944 306 306 0
1945 285 285 0
1946 324 324 0
1947 388 388 0
1948 387 387 0
1949 451 451 0
1950 442 442 0
1951 479 479 0
1952 495 495 0
1953 581 581 0
1954 557 557 0
1955 593 593 0
1956 668 668 0
1957 737 737 0
1958 667 667 0
1959 740 740 0
1960 770 770 0
1961 807 807 0
1962 982 975 7
1963 1,305 1,300 5
1964 1,419 1,419 0
1965 1,388 1,388 0
1966 1,379 1,379 0
1967 1,606 1,597 9
1968 1,621 1,616 5
1969 1,497 1,491 6
1970 1,681 1,672 9
1971 1,698 1,689 9
1972 1,601 1,594 7
1973 1,586 1,586 0
1974 1,849 1,843 6
1975 2,130 2,121 9
1976 2,278 2,270 8
1977 2,597 2,587 10
1978 2,720 2,712 8
1979 3,088 3,078 10 #98 girl name
1980 3,654 3,638 16 #84 girl name
1981 3,818 3,807 11 #81 girl name
1982 3,784 3,764 20 #79 girl name
1983 3,500 3,482 18 #82 girl name
1984 3,541 3,532 9 #83 girl name
1985 3,592 3,573 19 #78 girl name
1986 3,469 3,455 14 #78 girl name
1987 3,465 3,453 12 #82 girl name
1988 3,571 3,558 13 #82 girl name
1989 3,806 3,783 23 #83 girl name
1990 3,933 3,924 9 #82 girl name
1991 3,826 3,818 8 #91 girl name
1992 3,437 3,430 7 #96 girl name
1993 3,418 3,413 5 #92 girl name
1994 3,205 3,205 0
1995 3,279 3,274 5
1996 3,321 3,321 0 #98 girl name
1997 3,203 3,203 0
1998 3,220 3,215 5
1999 3,287 3,287 0
2000 3,403 3,397 6 #96 girl name
2001 3,527 3,520 7 #87 girl name
2002 3,607 3,602 5 #87 girl name
2003 3,927 3,922 5 #81 girl name
2004 4,757 4,742 15 #64 girl name
2005 4,610 4,596 14 #68 girl name
2006 4,658 4,650 8 #68 girl name
2007 4,547 4,547 0 #67 girl name
2008 5,638 5,627 11 #40 girl name
2009 6,797 6,788 9 #29 girl name
2010 6,544 6,536 8 #24 girl name
2011 6,399 6,389 10 #29 girl name
2012 5,772 5,767 5 #33 girl name
2013 5,608 5,603 5 #32 girl name
2014 5,609 5,601 8 #35 girl name
2015 5,616 5,616 0 #36 girl name
2016 5,412 5,406 6 #37 girl name
2017 5,168 5,159 9 #40 girl name

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Popularity of Leah as a first name

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Popularity of Leah as a last name

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Common last names for Leah

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Cohen
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Green
  • Lewis
  • Wright
  • White
  • Allen
  • Moore

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leah U.S.
  White 67.21% 64.26%
  African American 8.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 20.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leah

People with the last name Leah are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Leah

  • What name lists does Leah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Leah? Leah is the 340th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Leah was the 40th most popular name. As a last name Leah was the 64,559th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221,855 babies born with the first name Leah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leah to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 54 new born babies.
  • When was Leah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leah is Monday, February 11th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Leah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leah was in 2009 with a total of 6,788 babies. That's a lot of babies named Leah!
  • Random Leah Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leah ranks 81st in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 22 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Leah: Your name in reverse order is Hael. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lhae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 308 people with the last name Leah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Leah as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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