Leah

Pronunciation: le-ha-hh
Origin: Israel
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Middle East

Leah is a feminine given name of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is often deciphered as "delicate" or "weary". The name has its roots in the Bible, specifically in the Old Testament, where Leah is one of the two wives of Jacob. In Hebrew, the name Leah is derived from the word "la'ah," which means weary, or alternatively, it might be related to the Akkadian word "littu," meaning "cow". The origin of the name Leah can be traced back to the Biblical matriarch Leah, who was the first wife of Jacob and the mother of seven of his children. Jacob's other wife was Leah's younger sister Rachel, whom he preferred. Although Leah was not a typical English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation, it became common among the Puritans. Today, the name Leah is used in various forms across different languages and cultures, and it continues to inspire many people, whether they are raising their children spiritually or not.

Leah Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Leah is currently #247 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Leah is currently #121 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Leah is currently #244 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Leah is currently #121 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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