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The name Leah is a baby girl name. The name Leah comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew The meaning of the name Leah is: First wife of Jacob in the Old Testament. Leah became Jacob's first wife by trickery, as Jacob had intended to marry her younger and more beautiful sister, Rachel, who soon became his second and favoured wife.  The name Leah originates from the Assyrian language and means "ruler."

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Boy or Girl ?: girl
Origin of name: Hebrew
Meaning: irst wife of Jacob in the Old Testament. Leah became Jacob's first wife by trickery, as Jacob had intended to marry her younger and more beautiful sister, Rachel, who soon became his second and favoured wife. The name Leah originates from the Assyrian language and means "ruler."
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written by leigh, October 13, 2009
its so funny because my name is leah *spelled* LEIGH which sucks! 6 out of 10 people say my name the right way but to others i'm leigh young! as a kid i always wanted to change the spelling to LIYA! but i grew to love it.
Thinking of naming my 1st daughter this...
written by Adrianna, April 11, 2010
Well, a variation of this. Aellea, pronounced uh-lee-uh. Tell me what you think please! I love this name, I think it is beautiful. But my husband says it stupid..
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written by joan duquette, April 29, 2010
Our number 2 daughter is Leah. The only other time I'd heard the name was my mother's aunt and I thought it unusual and very pretty. Leah was one of a kind for years and not too happy when she saw the name becoming more popular.She was 11 before her name showed up on personalized stuff in the stores. She is 34 now and there are lots more Leahs around. Her middle name is Kathleen after my mother.
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written by joan duquette, April 29, 2010
The only meaning I have ever seen for Leah is "the weary" and that suits our Leah, she loves to sleep.
An Inspirational Leah
written by Megan, June 11, 2010
I know someone named Leah. She is a great role model. She's caring, loving, funny, meticulous, and outgoing. She's the kind of person you want to be around when you are having a bad day. She makes the day do a complete 360. There's always one or two extrodinary people that come into your life, change it for the better, and change you; make you a better person, or at least make you want to become a better person, and the Leah I know is one of those extradinary people. I like Leah Rose, Leah Garland, or Leah Corinne as fist and middle names. Leah Kate sounds pretty too.
My name is Leah
written by Leah Morgon Gooding, August 03, 2010
My name is Leah Morgan... I love my name... people always telling me they like my name... my mom over heard two ladies talking and the other lady called her friend 'Leah' and then m mom asked how d you spell it and thats when my mom decided to call me Leah Morgan... I love the name so much im going to call my daughter Ashleah or Morgan...
Adriana
written by Katie, August 20, 2010
Adriana, I'd pronounce Aellea like "AY-lee-ah" which kinda sounds like alien.
I like Leah. If I ever have kids, I'd like to call them Leah May-Ella (not sure about May-Ella) and Victoria Rose-Elle (not sure about Rose-Elle either. Maybe Ette?)
Adriana
written by Katie, August 20, 2010
Adriana, I'd pronounce Aellea like "AY-lee-ah" which kinda sounds like alien.
I like Leah. If I ever have kids, I'd like to call them Leah May-Ella (not sure about May-Ella) and Victoria Rose-Elle (not sure about Rose-Elle either. Maybe Ette?)
16 year difference between siblings
written by Doreen, October 01, 2010
At the time I had my second daughter, my oldest daughter was 16. I wanted there to be a special bond between the two, even though there was so many years between them. I made my oldest daughter,along with my husband, one of my birthing coaches, so she could witness her little sister come into the world. I also named my baby girl after her. My oldest daughter's name is Taylor Leigh (pronunced Lee), and my baby girl was name Leah Shea. I feel that both of my girls have very strong and beautiful names.

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