• IPA: /ˈliːə/
Proper noun
  1. Elder daughter of Laban, sister to Rachel, and first wife of Jacob.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 29:16-17:
      And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well-favoured.
  2. A female given name.
    • 2010 Cavn Wright, Bedtime Tales, Strategic Book Publishing, ISBN 1609111249, page 113:
      "I'm Leah Brennan. How can I help you...Gideon?" He gave a short laugh. "Leah! Nice name. Between the two of us, we sound like the Old Testament, don't we?"
  3. Surname
  • French: Léa
  • German: Lea, Lia
  • Italian: Lia; Lea (older versions)
  • Portuguese: Léia, Lia
  • Russian: Ли́я
  • Spanish: Lea, Lía

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