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Leia

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9k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Leia mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Leia

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

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From the name of a princess in the American fantasy film Star Wars (1977-1983).

  1. A female given name.

Leia was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Leia

Léia was born on March 1st, 1985.

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Leia Dongue is a basketball player for the Primeiro de Agosto and C.D. Primeiro de Agosto (basketball) in the Angola Women's Basketball League. Her ongoing career started in 2004. Leia was born on May 24th, 1991 in Maputo.

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Leia Smith is an athlete for the Newcastle Jets FC (W-League). Leia was born on May 9th, 1989 in Australia.

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Leia Rispoli is a sports team member for the New Jersey Wildcats.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leia

Princess Leia is a fictional character. Princess is also known as Boushh and Boushh (Return of the Jedi).

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He died in 1198.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 7 7 0
1950 5 5 0
1954 5 5 0
1955 6 6 0
1960 5 5 0
1961 17 17 0
1962 20 20 0
1963 23 23 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 31 31 0
1966 26 26 0
1967 35 35 0
1968 23 23 0
1969 19 19 0
1970 23 23 0
1971 29 29 0
1972 18 18 0
1973 14 14 0
1974 21 21 0
1975 20 20 0
1976 21 21 0
1977 98 98 0
1978 156 156 0
1979 118 118 0
1980 162 162 0
1981 126 126 0
1982 99 99 0
1983 135 135 0
1984 94 94 0
1985 86 86 0
1986 70 70 0
1987 73 73 0
1988 66 66 0
1989 63 63 0
1990 69 69 0
1991 60 60 0
1992 67 67 0
1993 65 65 0
1994 48 48 0
1995 87 87 0
1996 65 65 0
1997 106 106 0
1998 94 94 0
1999 103 103 0
2000 123 123 0
2001 125 125 0
2002 152 152 0
2003 142 142 0
2004 160 160 0
2005 206 206 0
2006 272 272 0
2007 288 288 0
2008 292 292 0
2009 340 340 0
2010 323 323 0
2011 350 350 0
2012 421 421 0
2013 508 508 0
2014 608 608 0
2015 762 762 0
2016 1,005 1,005 0

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Popularity of Leia as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Leia

  • How Popular is the name Leia? Leia is the 2,712th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Leia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,576 babies born with the first name Leia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leia to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Leia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leia is Thursday, August 14th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Leia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leia was in 2016 with a total of 1,005 babies. That's a lot of babies named Leia!
  • Random Leia Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leia ranks 104th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 10 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Leia: Your name in reverse order is Aiel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laie. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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