Leah

Leah - A unique female name



  Mar 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leah, meaning weary, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #295. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leah? 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 Leah. The baby girl name Leah was given to 5,724 baby girls in 2012, ranking #33 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 247 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leah peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2010 on position 24.



Famous with this name

Leah Latham
Leah Ayres
Leah York


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Rating: 4/5 (19 people)


Leah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leah is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #11 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #100.

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 Leah is where you live.


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Leah origin and meaning

Leah is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means weary. To see famous people named Leah, pop culture references for the name Leah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Leah

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

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

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
201233
201129
201024
200929
200840
200767
200668
200568
200464
200381
200287
200187
200096
1999103
1998107
1997104
199698
1995103
1994101
199392
199296
199191
199082
198982
198882
198782
198678
198578
198483
198382
198279
198181
198084
197998
1978108
1977112
1976116
1975132
1974149
1973174
1972177
1971183
1970192
1969210
1968194
1967198
1966220
1965229
1964228
1963243
1962294
1961329
1960343
1959351
1958361
1957335
1956337
1955356
1954372
1953344
1952373
1951382
1950384
1949367
1948410
1947411
1946435
1945447
1944430
1943447
1942406
1941370
1940336
1939322
1938328
1937310
1936347
1935337
1934315
1933338
1932408
1931367
1930379
1929380
1928341
1927374
1926316
1925321
1924298
1923293
1922292
1921297
1920288
1919276
1918258
1917269
1916269
1915252
1914248
1913251
1912257
1911286
1910295

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York11
New Jersey19
Maine22
New Hampshire23
Pennsylvania24
Vermont25
Maryland28
Connecticut29
Ohio29
Virginia30
Florida31
Nebraska33
Illinois33
North Dakota34
Indiana36
California36
Michigan37
Wyoming39
Kansas40
Iowa41
Rhode Island42
Montana43
Texas43
New Mexico47
Kentucky47
Arizona48
Oregon49
Massachusetts50
Utah51
Minnesota52
Idaho52
North Carolina53
Georgia56
South Dakota57
Colorado58
Missouri58
Delaware61
Wisconsin62
West Virginia62
Washington67
Alaska69
Louisiana75
Nevada76
Tennessee77
District of Columbia78
Arkansas84
Hawaii85
South Carolina88
Alabama97
Mississippi98
Oklahoma100

Even more about Leah


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 Leah a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Leah?

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
2010
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Leah
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 247
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +5,724

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