Leya

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
120
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leya

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Alt. Meaning

L is for life, that you live so well.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for aware, of your surroundings

Notable Persons Named Leya

Leya was born in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leya

Ella Leya is a jazz, world music, pop music, and classical music musician. She plays Piano and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1998 to present.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 9 9 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 7 7 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 9 9 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 13 13 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 13 13 0
1981 13 13 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 10 10 0
1985 5 5 0
1986 14 14 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 14 14 0
1989 6 6 0
1990 13 13 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 13 13 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 7 7 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 20 20 0
1997 21 21 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 22 22 0
2000 23 23 0
2001 34 34 0
2002 30 30 0
2003 35 35 0
2004 39 39 0
2005 39 39 0
2006 62 62 0
2007 50 50 0
2008 46 46 0
2009 48 48 0
2010 48 48 0
2011 41 41 0
2012 34 34 0
2013 46 46 0
2014 46 46 0
2015 56 56 0
2016 63 63 0
2017 51 51 0

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Popularity of Leya as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leya U.S.
  White 79.17% 64.26%
  African American 4.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leya

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

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Fun Facts about the name Leya

  • How Popular is the name Leya? Leya is the 9,764th most popular name of all time. As a last name Leya was the 139,228th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,131 babies born with the first name Leya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leya to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Leya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leya is Thursday, July 30th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Leya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leya was in 2016 with a total of 63 babies.
  • Random Leya Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leya is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Leya: Your name in reverse order is Ayel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 120 people with the last name Leya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leya? Leya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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