Lea

Lea - A very unique female name



  Feb 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lea, meaning weary or meadow, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #762. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lea and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lea? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lea. The baby girl name Lea was given to 390 baby girls in 2012, ranking #648 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,624 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lea peaked in popularity 47 years ago in 1970 on position 387.



Famous with this name

Léa Seydoux
Lea Thompson
Lea Michele


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Lea is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lea is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #294 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,011.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lea is where you live.


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Lea origin and meaning

Lea is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means weary or meadow. To see famous people named Lea, pop culture references for the name Lea and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lea

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lea, sorted by popularity.

Leah / Lillie / Lily / Lola / Lee / Lula / Lila / Layla / Lilly / Leila /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012648
2011561
2010593
2009697
2008655
2007690
2006619
2005604
2004634
2003688
2002661
2001706
2000673
1999645
1998635
1997618
1996584
1995668
1994592
1993586
1992640
1991611
1990518
1989568
1988554
1987563
1986593
1985540
1984502
1983527
1982537
1981457
1980461
1979439
1978500
1977480
1976502
1975462
1974430
1973446
1972433
1971406
1970387
1969412
1968424
1967399
1966426
1965455
1964471
1963459
1962471
1961490
1960499
1959470
1958447
1957523
1956478
1955504
1954596
1953698
1952613
1951715
1950748
1949764
1948737
1947730
1946854
1945906
1944984
1943875
19421015
1941822
1940931
19391067
1938905
19371050
19361482
1935957
19341071
1933943
19321073
19311063
1930980
19291625
19281042
19271259
19261138
19251085
19241510
19231247
1922988
19211128
19201033
1919961
1918771
1917851
1916876
19151014
1914895
1913831
1912948
1911762

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York294
Massachusetts411
Arizona518
California526
Florida527
Indiana542
New Jersey544
Illinois571
Pennsylvania610
Virginia614
Michigan622
Texas662
Louisiana699
Maryland730
Washington734
Ohio757
Tennessee780
North Carolina791
Georgia1011

Even more about Lea


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lea a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lea?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1970
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lea
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,624
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +390

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