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  • Records indicate that 193,322 girls in the United States have been named Leah since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 6,713 people in the U.S. were given the name Leah. Those people are now 7 years old.

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      76 Positive Comments

  • "My name is leah, and i really love the name. Its simple and i think it suits me very well. The only problem is in school, in role call my name is ALWAYS mispernounced like lee. My name is suppose to be prounounced lee-uh. Some teachers even thing its lay-uh. But overall i find it short and simple and easy to remember. I have only meet a few other Leahs so Its not too common, but also not too obscure. Great name." Sep. 18, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is leah and in my primary school there was 4 leahs and there are 3 leahs in my secondary school and my art teachers neice is called leah!!leah is such a popular name!!:D" Nov. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah Marie and I'm 20 years old. I absolutely love it, though I went through a phase in middle school where I wanted to change it. I have only known 4 other girls named Leah and 1 Leigha. Infact, I didn't know anyone with my name until high school. People always compliment my name, which I love. I don't like how it regularly gets pronounced Lee. As if people don't know what sounds letters make. My parents chose it out of the bible and liked it because it wasn't common but still very pretty. I have gotten plenty of star wars comments, a lot of "See ya, Leah"s, and a male teacher in 7th grade started singing "Ah, Leah" by Donnie Iris the first time he met me, in front of the class. Awkward. Still, it's a fun conversation starter, I wouldn't trade it for anything." Jan. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is LEAH MEGHAN and i love my name, but some teachers call me Laya and Lee and its so annoying sometimes i just want to scream at them :@:P <3" Oct. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is leah jade cargill.I love my name and i think its a bit original.Some of my mates call me Lee.Sometimes i dont mind and other times i just wanna bellow my names leah.I love the name and im glad I was called it!" Aug. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah Nicole, I am 39 & quite like my name. As a child & teen I did not like my name finding it very plain but back then I thought the name Kristine & Kerri were so fantastic, but as I matured I grew to appreciate the softness of my name which I believe is very femenine. Thanks mom & Dad ~" Aug. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "im another Leah with a middle name Anne i love the Leah not so keen on the Anne tho!" Feb. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I named our youngest daughter Leah. I like both Hebrew (Lay-Uh) and English (Lee-UH) pronunciations. I find the name fits her well as she is quite feminine and dainty and always cheerful. Its such a pretty name." Dec. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah (pronounced Lee-uh). I am 13. People always say my name wrong. I get Lee and Leia (like Princess Leia) from teachers. This one kid at a camp I went to called my Leia. It got SSSSOOOO annoying. Sometimes I get Lei (like a Hawaiian lei of flowers). I've been wondering how that person got Lei!! Not a lot of people spell it wrong, though, but when they do, its always Leigha. I love my name though. I love how it means "Mistress or ruler". That's how I feel sometimes, like a mistress, since I am the oldest kid in our family." Aug. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah and I really don't have to much trouble with it be mispronounced. I have always loved my name and would recommend it to anyone that is having a little girl. I only know 2 maybe 3 other Leah's. Leah Beth" Aug. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter, born 12/8/09 is named Leah Shea. I love the name, I hope she likes it when she's a "big girl"" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born in 2009 and I named her Leah (lee-ah). I thought the name was so cute simple and classic. Her middle name is Marie which is a family name.. looks like Leah Marie is pretty common though.. I still think its a beautiful name :)" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah and I pronounce it Lee-a. I'm 13. I like the way it sounds and I don't think it very plain just short and I like that about it. I have only met a couple people with this name. I like that it not super common but not weird either. My middle name is also Marie. I am happy with it and wouldn't want it to be any thing else." Apr. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend called leah and she is well cool she is blondish and well fit" Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Leah and i am 11 years old. i hate it when people spell my name wrong. a boy at my school spells it like this. Leagh. i dont know why but he does. i love my name xxxxxxxx" Jan. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi im leah and im 9 I love my name becuse my dad kolls me boo and I like to shop and my favrit fruit is green appels and may favrit food is ice cream and gess what my dad was going to kold me ? HANAH but thay kold me leah and im in 3td graed well die" Jan. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi My Name Is Also Leah,Im Twelve Years Old And I Love My Name Because I Know What It Means,I Get Called LeeLee,Princess Leia,babie lee,Elle Love,Lay-ahh,lee,leah boo and so much moree,But,I LOVE MY NAME.Its Pronounced Lee-Uhhh.!I Have A Friend Named Lia<--Thats How She Speells Her Name And Everyday We Say Hi Leah-And Lia To Eachother.My Full Name Is Leah-Rose-Stopani.Pretty Weird Nameee But I Love It Because Its Unique<3" Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Leah pronounced Lee-ah. The way my name is spelt is the traditional way. I too get Princess Leia a lot and considering Leah and Leia are the same name depending on the accent. I am older then Star Wars and heard the jokes for over 30 years.LOL! I have a few American friends and I have been called either and it doesn't bother me. But sometimes I have been called just Lea pronounced Lee too its like they think the h is silent." Nov. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Leah. When I was little I didn't really like it. But after I looked it up on the 'net I found out that it means "love and beauty" I started to like it. People also called me Princess Leia, too. It got SO annoying." Oct. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had to laugh. On the submission on July 25, someone said they liked it as a middle name or paired with another name like marie. Leah Marie. That's my middle name. Ahhhh the plainness yet sweetness of it all..." Oct. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Leah, but I think it makes a better middle name, because it's plain. Still a very cute name! Would make a good first name paired with another name too, maybe like Leah Marie. My friend is named Leah" Jul. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love love love the name Leah. Which ever way you want to pronounce it (laya or lee-ah), it still sounds beautiful to me. I've only met 2 Leah's in my lifetime and can honestly say, these two people inspired me in naming my one and only daughter Leah because they were the sweetest people i've ever known! I hope my daughter is happy with the name i chose to my ears." Jul. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is not my name but has always been in my life, I had two best friends one in kindergarden whose was spelled Lia and one from 4th to 6th grade spelled Leah, their names were pronounced Lee-ah. Now one of my eldest daughter, aged 7, has Lea (pronounced Lay-a) as a middle name. The overall response is positive, it is spelled in Italian as she is half Italian." Jun. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is leah (pronounced Laya for the most part for its hebrew pronunciation). I always liked my name but as an adult i've come to appreciate even more. Leah is a relatively common name amongst orthodox jews so i am not so unique in my community. Still, every leah i have come across has been a sensitive individual of many layers and depth and i have always been proud to share my name with this group of people." Jun. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Leah. And I know what all of you when people say Lee. It drives me crazy. When I was younger I was the only Leah in my schools and back then I HATED my name. Now the name is becoming a lot more popular and I miss feeling like my name was unique. lol But yeah I have grown to LOVE my name." Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Leah I pronounce it Le-ah I love my name. It's not very common so people remember me better. I HATE it when people call me Lee. Wow they are wayyy off. I can't even begin to tell you how many times Ive been called Princess Laya. lol I just gave up lol their close enough. :)" Mar. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah Marie...I wondered why there wasn't but one Leah that I knew growing up. All the girls were Tiffany and Jennifer and Jessica and I liked those....but now, THANK GOD my name is Leah. If you call out the name Jennifer 18 girls turn around...lame! It's a great name and I've been complimented all of my life for it. The older I got the better I liked it!" Feb. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter leah and i think its such a pretty name!!" Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah and people always pronounce it Lee. I love my name but that drives me crazy (I think Lee is an ugly name)! Adding an 'H' at the end clearly makes it Lee-ah, even without the 'H' it's clearly Lee-ah and yet at least 70% of people who read my name say Lee." Jan. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ive always thought Leah was a beautiful name. So I named my daughter Leah(Lee- ah)."Leah Bre`l" Her nicknames range from LeLe, LeLo, LeHa, Bre,Breezy and Yeyah(my friends son couldnt pronounce it.) Being that shes still a baby we're uncertain which nicknames will stay with her." Jan. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2nd daughter is called Leah, pronounced "Lee-ah". It's a pretty name and goes well with her older sister, Polly: "Polly and Leah". They're similar but different, sort of complementary; symmetrical." Dec. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Leah, especially that my idol and favorite person in the world is named Leah..LEAH REMINI from King of Queens, if i have a daughter im going to name her LEAH :-)" Dec. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Lea and everyone calls her Lee and it's meant to be pronounced like Leah. I still love her name, and the way I spelled it." Dec. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my older sister's name is Leah and we used to tease her about in Star Wars, we'd call her Princess Laya*. She would blush and laugh. We call her Lee now and one of her friend's names are Leigh (pronounced Lee) and so when my mom is talking about Leah she'll call her Lee to her friends mom and they'll get all confused. *i'm not sure how it's spelled*" Nov. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Leah. One of my favourite books (Twilight) has a girl called Leah in it and she is a great character. In general it is pronounced "Lee-ah" but the bible says otherwise. I am thinking of naming my daughter Leah, if i have one. It is a very pretty name." Oct. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is leim 14 and i like it alot i would have pick a better name" Sep. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah and i pronounce it Lee-ah however my mother is jewish and in hebrew it is pronounced...lay-ah...i think either are great. when i was a kid i wanted to change my name to so glad that never happened" Sep. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have not run into many other 'Leah's' and, though I do not pronounce it the same, I love being called "Princess Leia". It is often spelled without the 'h', which does not bother me. I have a good friend named Lea, and we have many interesting things in common!" Sep. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah. It is pronounced Lee-ah. I find it beautiful. I always liked it. And with my middle name being Marie, Leah Marie always sounded gorgeous to me. Its very feminine and cute. I also enjoy the perks that I have met very few who have the same name. I like that its unique, but not unheard of." Sep. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Leah, born in 1957 not jewish but my mother thought it was beautiful and so do I. Went to high school in the 70,s so I heard all the Star Wars (Lay ah) I don't mind when people call me princess. But I go crazy if someone calls me "Lee" like its something short for Leah-IT'S NOT! Lee is a totally different feeling - kinda masculine - Leah is very pretty and very feminine. I wish I had named my daughter Leah too, she's a Taylor- my son's a Tyson" Aug. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah, and I used to not like it, but now that I am older, I love it. Everyone in my family calls me Leigh or Le, however you want to spell it. I was always the only Leah growing up in school. I think it's a timeless name and glad I have it." Aug. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leah is my name and everyone calls me "Lee-Lee"thats cool and i LOVE my name!" Jun. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is leah and i pronounce it lay-ah but everyone says lee-ah! i pronounce it lay-ah because thats how my mum thought it was pronounced in the bible, and still does" Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah, and I love it. There are not too many people with this name, and anyone who has this name should be proud, it is a beautiful, feminine, and classy name." May. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah, and I love it. There are not too many people with this name, and anyone who has this name should be proud, it is a beautiful, feminine, and classy name." May. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello my name is leah and i luv my name but dnt u fink it is rellii anoyin wen people saii lee or lea i my name aint even spelt like that it is prounounced lee-ah but people prounounce it lee (cought)(cought) mr mathews mi ict teacher.lool.bibi!" May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name - so, of course I love it! Her name is spelled Liah, and pronounced Lee-ah. I had a hard time deciding whether or not to add the "h" to the end. We call her Liah-Biah a lot. :) I still love the name as much as I did when I chose it nine years ago." May. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Robert and his wife named their 2 day old daughter Leah. She is so beautiful and she will carry her name like a true princess." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is leah im 16 years old nd i LOVE my name. i have lots of shirts that have my name all over it . I got a friend to spray pant my wall really big with my name on it. There's alot of girl's that has the same name .Like 4" Mar. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leagh is my name.i love it. it is spelled Leagh but pronounced L-ee-a. it is a really unusual name. i have a few is a few of them. nicknames I like: Lee-Lee Missa Leagh Princess Leagh nicknames Idon't like: Leeza Leagh-Peea Lee" Mar. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate


  • "many people mispronounce it as "Lee" or "Lay-ah". My name is Leah and I pronounce it as "Lee-ah". I know of some people named Leah who do pronounce it as the Starwars Princess (as "Lay-ah")." Feb. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi to all the people that share this beautiful name. my name is leah (pronounced lee-ah)and i love my name. i dont know many people with this name and that is why i like it.leah is the best name!" Aug. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah - I've always liked it. It's unusual, but not "weird," and kids had a tough time coming up with ways to make fun of me with it growing up :) The only pop culture reference I've run into was Princess Leia from Star Wars (pronouned differently). It is nice short name, reasonably easy to pronounce and spell." Jul. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • " friends name is leah she is sweet but i hate the name" Apr. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi all the leahs! its leah here all the way from northern ireland! we have the best name there is! i get called princess leah just coz of it. i dont mind that as a nick name:D:D" Apr. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always liked it(it is my name), but it is annoying to be called "Lee" which is my uncle's name." Mar. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my birthname and I never liked it until I changed the spelling to Lia; no one mispronounces it now :)" Mar. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im naming my daughter Leah-Mari , and i love it it sound simple yet exotic , and will b remembered by everyone for its singularity ! i <3 it !" Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello to other Leahs as well! I also have trouble with misspellings and mispronouncing, but it almost makes it better because it's nice to see someone spell or pronounce it right the first time and if someone cares enough, they'll work to get it right. Sometimes I dislike it, but most of the time I like it because it's so feminine, simple and sweet, plus not many people around my area seem to be named Leah." Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. I think it's so unique and feminine. the only thing wrong with it is that people always pronounce it wrong. They either call me Lee or oh well. I am 16 and i know 3 other girls in my grade with my name as well and i was surprised to find out that 3 out of us four spell it the same way. (Leah) I wouldn't change my name for anything. :)" Jan. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "of course i give it a thumbs up its my name and its beautiful!" Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always complement me on my name. thay say how unique and beautiful it is. my parents surely did a great job!" Nov. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hehe my name is leah and i love how beautiful it its and i just love the symbolisim in the bible and in my family. its always pronoused wrong but i love it!!!" Sep. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a little girl named Leah Rose. Her parents pronounce it LAY-ah. They say it's the original pronunciation. Personally, I like LEE-ah. Nothing wrong with that!" Aug. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "im seventeen n called leah and i have always loved my name i find it unusual for my age group and only ever met another person with it x" Aug. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People never know how to spell my name and they pronounce it "Leigh." It seems like it would be clear in this spelling. Le-ah but its not I guess. Overall everyone thinks its a very cool name and one that I wouldn't trade! I also get the star wars reference but like it as well." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Leah Marie and nobody pronounces it wrong." Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah and I like my name, it means "weary", but Leah was the ancestor of Jesus! a lot of people take to calling me "Princess Leah." It shows on the chart that it was reeally popular in the 80's, but I've still only ever known a handful of people with the name. Amazingly, it seems to be very difficult to pronounce and spell. I've been called : Lia, Lea, Lee, and I tell people "It's been around for thousands of years y'know." I think it's really pretty and I'm glad it's mine:-)" Mar. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Through all of my 18 years of existence, people have not been able to pronounce it right. I get the usual "Lee" or "Leia" pronunciation instead of the correct way to say my name, which is "Lee-ah". I always hated saying my name and stuff, but now I kind of like it. Although the meaning isn't really flattering." Feb. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah. People always pronounce it wrong and spell it Lea. I like it because it is not a very common name. Its fun meeting other Leahs. Great name!!!" Jan. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I spell my dd's name Leigha which didn't even show up. I think it's so pretty spelled this way" Jan. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "They pronounce in wrong and spell it wrong all the time. I always get Mia or Lee. I have only met a handful of people with it spelt this way. I love the meaning behind my name - Leah first wife of Jacob mother or the six tribes of the chosen people" Aug. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My darling daughter is Leah Gabrielle, I love this name. I think it is sweet, simple, classic, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and not too popular or trendy! A perfect name!" Aug. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes, people often say my name the same time people complement it" Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell my name wrong or pronounce it Leia, like in star wars. But I like it and lots of people have told me how pretty they think it is." Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Negative Comments

  • "Leah Avraham will set you free! God is Leah! Love is Leah! Italia is Ita-Leah! Australia is Autra=Leah! In the beginning God said, let there be Leah, and Leah is good! Leah is ChicaGod! Leah Is AmeriGod! There shall be no other God before Leah! Honor thy mother Leah and thy Father HerziLeah! Amazing Leah How sweet the sound! Hail Leah Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee! Holy Leah Mother of God! What this world needs now is Leah sweet Leah! God Bless Leah and Leah Bless God! Its very nice to be important but its more impportant to be Nice Leah! Peace on Earth begins with Leah! The whole world is a single Leah! Love thy Leah as thyself! Thou shall not lie Leah! Thou shall not Steal Leah! Thou shall not kill Leah! Thou shall not commit adutery Leah! Leah is a Jewish American Princess! Leah is a J.A.P.! Leah in the morning, Leah in the evening, Leah at suppertime, won't you be my Leah and love Leah all the time! When I go to sleep I never count sheep I count all the charms about Leah! Good light leah!" May. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah, I'm twenty years old and I absolutely, purely hate it! I didn't mind it as much as a kid but when I got into my teens, mostly my late teens, it just sounded so childish. When I complained about when my mother named me that name she said, "It was unique at the time! If you hate it so much, change it love." I would love to change it but when I ask people to what, they say, "Nothing. Your name suits you.."" Dec. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is beth and i have a friend leah, our names are the same because the second letter is an "e" and the fourth letter is an "h," exsept instead of an "l" i have a "b" and instead of an "a" i have a "t." i love my name and i own many a shirt with it spray-painted on." Jul. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rhea I have a friend that is Leah They are like the same exsept I have a R at the starting of my name she has a L." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rhea I have a friend that is Leah They are like the same exsept I have a R at the starting of my name she has a L." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leah is pretty. WAY WAY better than those other Biblical names like Rebecca. BORING REBECCA. I do wonder if the name as noted by others would cause confusion with spelling and pronounciation." Mar. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my wifes name is leah and it irratates the hell out of me" Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      50 Neutral Comments

  • "My first name is Leah and my middle name is Katherine and I like it now as an adult but didn't when I was younger. I don't like the meaning but I like my name. I was born in 1980 and I went through high school with 2 other Leah's and I meet one every now and then but I like that it's still fairly unique. Some people pronounce it Lee which I'm not a fan on and correct them. My dad is the only person who can call me Lee and get away with it haha. Some of my friends call me leelee which is fine." Oct. 28, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "wow!I didn't know so many other people had the name Leah omg i'm the only Leah i know... i know a Leda and names like it. my aunt named me... they thought i'd be a stupid boy! my dads middle name is lee so im Leah.It means meadow my whole name has a meaning." Oct. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah and i mean I never really thought much of the title. I was the only one in my family who was named by my dad. He wanted it to be From the bible and my mom was all out of names after her fith child. My mom didn't like it, thought it was ugly and decided that because the name meant weary that it was no good for one of her daughters. I think shes become grown to it but I still dont know if she even likes my name. I like my name. it may not be what my mom wants but at least now i have a way to know that my dad os even real (they were seperated and even though i still see him sometimes its like i mever really had a dad. I dont really remember him-i was 4) my name might not be perfect but i like it and thats all that matters" Sep. 20, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names spelt Leah but people always pronounce it as lee" Dec. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah Marie. I was named after my father whose name is Lee I was the first child and although my Dad did not want a son son named after him and be called Junior he had no problem with a daughter named Leah. I was the only Leah all thru school I am from a small town and I liked the Idea of being the only one except if I got in trouble there was no one else to blame with the same name." Feb. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Leah..And yeah I'm 15..I sing.One direction is amazing the blonde ones mine(Niall).I have blonde hair blue eyes.Mhmm." Dec. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names leah im 10 i like the name because its cute and get me a lot of guys :) but im the only leah and it hard teachers don't say my name right they would say lee or leea but i do love the name" Jan. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leah:) I love my name, its unique but not out their. Its short and sweet. But yes the star wars reference did come to play. I think it takes a special person to carry the name Leah. And i hope all "Leahs" carry the name well!" Dec. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my names Leah but I'm one of the few who prefers being called Lea... I like my name but where I'm from its quite common... and paired with a middle name like Christine just makes it worse but hey I'd rather be called this than Amy or something really common, no offence" Nov. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is leah and some teachers call me lee its wierd because sometimes i want to scream out "can't u see the ah in leah"" Nov. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah middle name Anne and I love that it's uncommon but not made up. I'm 30 and I was the only Leah in my school, when I was in elem. school I wished I wasn't the only one, but by high school I loved being the only one. I think it's a pretty name and a cute name. My Grandmother was from the south so she called me Laya, I always thought it was cute. I also had the nickname princess because of it too. It's a pretty and Artistic sounding name to me. It's a good name to use." Aug. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm thinking about nameing my baby Liah. I read all the comments and I hope with this spelling they don't call her Lee." Feb. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "ooohh my ame is leah :') and nick names lelo too! :D" Dec. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, so I am Leah [Lee-ah] I'm 17 years old and I'm still accepting my name. I'm the only Leah in my highschool. I won't lie, I live being the only one with a different name. I get called "LeeLee" often by friends, I think it's cute. Also I do get teased about being Princess Laya often, so my name tag at work reads "Princess Leah" I get questioned about it often. I've been told to be very attractive and very sweet. I'm extremely spontanious and very bubbly. I'm always smiling. I have a great personality, what can I say, I'm Leah." Nov. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is friends Anoy me by calling me princess laia . And it works to!I get so tired of it I act like I am mad at them for days(I've gotton good at it)!" Sep. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey Waz up My names leah and i love it!! But i just started 6th grade and mostly ALL my teachers call me LAYA!! im like NOOO:( i hate that. and they also call me princess laya" Aug. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "welll.... i would like to say that my name I leah... not leeeeeeee or lay-a you know like the princess.yep... thats my name... i bet half the people looking up the name wont read it. DID YOU KNOW!That 98% of people cant lick there elbow. AND! 99% of people try this. DID YOU KNOW! That hummmmmming makes you smarter" Aug. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, my names Leah , my name is pronouned Lear- it's one syllable , i'm from Essex (England) so it sounds really tacky when people shout my name haha & also the name Leah is quite common round here , there are 3 Leah's in my classes at school lol , if u wanna add something to this please do x" Mar. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leah is a very pretty name. I named my little daughter Leah. We love it." Mar. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah also, but the problem is that I'm not form the States, I'm peruvian and that was a big problem because nobody knew how to pronouce it but i love it, in my country it's a unique name and it means "the girl of the tender(delicate) eyes"" Mar. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah and you pronounce it layar i've never met anyone with the same name as me (pronounced the same) i love it because its different and no-one else has it :)" Feb. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I got alot of guff in elementary school for being "Leah". My mom says she name me after a soap star actress in the early '70's. She said it sounds like the wind through the trees. A deep breath or intentional thought "Leeaahhh" (Leah) I've grown to love the song/poetry of my name." Dec. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lea. And sence I don't live in a English- speaking country people often say just Lea (like they say it in Spanish)" Dec. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a child, I thought I was the ONLY Leah in the world. When meeting adults, I often heard "such a pretty name for such a pretty girl". I didn't want to be Leah!! I really wanted a more generic name. They were a few who commented on the Biblical significance of the name. And...there were plenty that jokingly expected me to wear braided buns on the side of my head (a la Star Wars)! As an adult, I've grown to enjoy my name despite the occasional pronounciation glitch (I'm Lee-ah, not Lay-ah). I've had a few nicknames throughout the years; although, none of them were short-form for Leah (seriously, do you really need to reduce two syllables?!). I'm beginning to hear the name more frequently in the U.S. (it's been 30+ years since I entered the world as Leah). Through travel, I've discovered it's far more common in Europe." Sep. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Leagh, pronounced as Lee-a...I've not come across any other Leaghs to date until I read the comment left on March 16. I also love it, although the spelling does perplex people...!!" Aug. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names lucy i think mines a pretty name too but i really wish i was called leah" Jul. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Leah and we pronounce in the traditional hebrew way which is Lay-ah. Can't stand it when people tell me that isn't the way to say her name. Just go with it. Some people are Lee-ah and some aren't." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah and I am 35 years old. I hated the name when I was a kid but now I really like it -- I think it's classy." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah, and I love it. There are not too many people with this name, and anyone who has this name should be proud, it is a beautiful, feminine, and classy name." May. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah (NOT Leia!). I like my name but hate when others mispronounce/misspell it. Also, I refuse to watch any of the Star Wars movies because of the confusion with Princess Leia (ha ha). I have only encountered a few others with the same name, but when I first introduce myself, often people compliment me on how pretty "Leah" is." Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Leah is my name, it's been in my family for generations and it's always been pronounced "Lay-ah". Not a favourite of mine to be honest, especially having a little sister who's watched Starwars and keeps telling me I've gotta glue bagels to my ears." Feb. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "People call me Leigha, Lea, Leia, Lee, and I get called an oxymoron cause it means weary and I barely sleep." Feb. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Crystal leah but it is pronounced "Lee" my mom didn't want it spelled like a boys name. And now I have a niece who is named after me with this name. So cool." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is leah, and people always spell it lea and like i only know one other person that has that name, and i go to school with over 600 hundred people." Dec. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend is named Leah and everyone sometimes say "LAYAH"" Dec. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Leah, i go to a french school so people call my Lay-Ah, i love it! My nickname at school is Princess Lay-ah from Star-wars.i know 3 other Leah`s." Sep. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Leah is absolutely beautiful. Most girls with the name Leah are beautiful and sweet women." Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Liyah...ahhh my parents were not thinking when they spelled my name this way. (Lee-ah) No one ever pronounces it properly. I hate my name." Jun. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have rarely met other Leahs, I like my name and I'm glad it's not too common. Most people like the sound of it but often misspell it "Lia" which is annoying. Correct pronunciation in my book is "Leeah" not "Layah" like Princess Leah." May. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Hello! My name is Leah. I absolutely love my name! It is a name that not everybody thinks of when naming a child. ~Leah" Mar. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The origin of the name Leah is hebrew. In its original context it is pronounced Lay ah-not lee ah" Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! Although I don't like the two meanings of weary and cow....but some other meanings I found out were: light of the sun, glad tidings, mistress, ruler, and delicate! What could be better?? I think my name friggen rocks. HI to all the Leah's out there!" Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is named Leah. I love the name but it doesnt fit her that well. It is simple, biblical,classic, and easy to pronounce!" Sep. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leah. I like my name for the most part but I hate it when people spell it wrong. I mean i could name over a thousand different ways that people spell it. It gets annoying when you have to spell it out for everyone cause they can't figure out how. I also absoloutely hate it when people call me Leah like princess leah from star wars. I mean hello do you see any cinna-buns sticking out from the side of my head? I love the meaning of my name. The wife of Jacob (well one of the two). And mother of the six tribes of the chosen. The other two meanings of Leah I don't really like. They are weary and....COW! I mean do I look like a cow! Do I walk on four legs like a cow! Do I eat my lawn for breakfast? Do I have freakin spots on my back. whatever. I like my name i just wish people would learn to spell." Jul. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often say incorrectly. I've gotten "Lee" and once someone even said "Leech." And the jokes about Star Wars and the Roy Orbison song are getting a little old. In addition, some people wonder if it's pronounced "Lee-uh" or "Lay-uh." I don't have a preference, really, so my friends choose the pronunciation they like." Jul. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People spell and mispronounce my name ALL the time and I don't understand it because it's so simple. Anyway, I love my name! You don't hear it much and I think it's pretty." Mar. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelled "Leah" and I always get the pronunciation of "Lee" or "Leia." I used to hate my name immensely because of this. I wanted normal names like "Amanda" or "Ashley." But now I sort of like my name, although the meaning isn't quite flattering." Feb. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is pronounced wrong about half the time, I was recently announced as "Lee" at my graduation ceremony - but more and more people tend to get it correct." Dec. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im 16 and my name is leah and i have always loved it. Its not too popular so theres never many around u but is a simple enough name. The only problem is some poeple pronounces it as Lee which gets quite annoyin sometimes xx" Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "People pronounce it "Lee" all the time, but I think its a pretty name and have had many compliments." Nov. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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