Leah Meaning and Origin

Leah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “weary.” The name Leah has various meanings attributed to it. In Hebrew, Leah is derived from the word “le’ah,” which means “weary” or “languid.” Leah is an important figure in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). She was the first wife of Jacob and the mother of six of his sons, including Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. Her story is described in the Book of Genesis. The name Leah has been popular in various cultures and countries. It has gained popularity among English-speaking nations in recent years. In the United States, Leah ranked consistently within the top 100 names for girls from the late 20th century to the early 21st century. The name Leah has variants in different languages. In French, it is spelled Léa, while in German, it is written as Lea. Other related names include Lia and Leanne.

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