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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Leia
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Leia in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Leia:
Records indicate that 2,583 girls in the United States have been named Leia since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 416 people in the U.S. were given the name Leia. Those people are now 6 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Leia
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2 Positive Comments
"I gave my Daughter this name Leia pronounced the way it should be "lay-uh" this is actually how you would pronounce it in Hebrew. you can also pronounce the spelling of Leah as "lay-uh" I am not sure where people got the confusion of pronouncing it "Lee ah" but I guess if you say it a certain way when you are reading the Hebrew it could sound like either pronunciation. I hope my Leia makes sure people pronounce her name correctly. When ever I tell people her name I usually get oh Princess Leia so far it seems to have worked out. I did not however name her for the star wars character even thought I love star wars. For some reason I just prefer names with i.... I guess so she can heart the i when she gets holder lol" Jun. 26, 2015:
"beautiful name when it's pronounced "lay-uh." It's a Hawaiian name that means child from heaven or heavenly flowers" Apr. 26, 2008:
4 Neutral Comments
"It?s really cool having a unique name but all I get called is Leah. Never once have I been called Leia" Feb. 5, 2018:
"My youngest daughter we named her Leia my husband of course thought of Star Wars and I loved that it meant child of heaven and heavenly flowers :)" Jan. 9, 2017:
"My name is Leia pronounced Leah too :) I do get "lay-uh" a lot from people. I answer to both *shrug*" Nov. 9, 2014:
"My name is Leia pronounced like "Leah". Most people say it lay-uh because that is how the Princess from star wars pronounces hers. My mother loved star wars and that is actually where my name came from. But she wanted to pronounce it like Leah. I think I would have rather pronounced it Lay-uh- it's more unique. I do love it though." Jul. 20, 2010:
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