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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Lesia in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Lesia:

  • Records indicate that 2,216 girls in the United States have been named Lesia since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1965, when 278 people in the U.S. were given the name Lesia. Those people are now 51 years old.

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    Comments about the name Lesia

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      47 Positive Comments

  • "My name is also Lesia. It is pronounced Lee-see-uh. I have been called every possible version of this name from Lee-sha, to Leisure, to Leslie, etc. Background, Russian. As a child I hated my name because hardly anyone said it correctly. Now, as an adult, I love it. It is different and no one I know personally has the same name." Dec. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia also. (Pronounced Lisa). My mother originally had the spelling as "Lisa" but a nurse said "Liza, how pretty", that promted the change. I have dealt with mispronunciations and misspelling all my 59 years." Jun. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello all other Lesia's. I pronounce it Lisa. My mom got the name from some lady that was in the hospital giving birth the same day she had me but the baby did not live so she asked that I have the name I've met 2 other people with my name. People has always gotten my name wrong but its good to know there are plenty of Lesia's in the world. Unique and I like it now that I'm grown up." Mar. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am lesia also from Jamaica my big sister gave me this name. and almost every one calls me Lisa . but am happy that i have this name." Oct. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia, I pronounce it Lisa. My grandmother met a lady and her name was Calesia and she took "lesia" from that name. My biggest issue was always having people mis pronouncing it. However now I have grown to appreciate it uniqueness. My family is of Caribbean decent. Let us all continue to be as unique as our names. Lesia N." Jun. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi everyone! My name is Lesia too. I am Ukrainian but live in Sweden and (what a surprise) have problems with people pronouncing my name. In Ukraine it is a common name, and as far as I know its a shortening of a Alexandra women's variant of Alexander. Good luck to you all and have a great life with your unique name!" Mar. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a young Lesia - just 6 years old.People pronounce my name incorrectly but that's ok because it's unique. I'm South Korean and Minnesotan and my parents met a Lesia on their honeymoon in 1999, loved the name and wanted to name their daughter Lesia. So, I have a story behind my name that we share AND I just learned I'm a princess of the forest; I will wear the tiara well. My mom helped me write this." Jan. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI All you LESIA's!!! People get my name wrong all the time, i think i have heard every pronounciation possible. I'm of Ukranian origin and this name is very popular in Ukraine, kinda glad it's so original in the western part of the world, makes us special :) The way you pronounce my name would be lesya, And although it is a popular ukranian name, i was named after the ukranian poet some of you talked about in your blogs." Sep. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey all lesias out there! My name is either pronounced less-C-ah or less-ah. I always thought my name was super unique and its nice to see that there are others like me! My mother combined the names: Leslie, Lassie, and Lisa together to form Lesia. Im asian." Aug. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello to all LESIA, I'm Lesia also i pronounced my name: Lee-c-ia. And I love my name because everyone always ask me, how I pronounce my name. our name makes us difference. The nurse where I was born in Muncie, Indiana named me." Apr. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello all! I'm Lesia (Lee-Sha)too! I used to hate my name because it was so hard for others to pronounce, and during my elementary and middle school years, I was constantly ridiculed about it. Now it's special to me because my dad named me after "the second most beautiful woman he'd ever met" (first being my mom). She was tall and slinder with ocean blue eyes and extensively long brown hair. He had worked on her car and came to know her very well, as also being one of the sweetest women he ever met. My mom loved her too, and so that's how I got my name. Now, my dad has been dead for seven years, and I really miss him, so it's very precious. Now, in my junior year of high school, nobody messes with me anymore, so nothing to worry about now." Mar. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey Y'all!! I thought I was one of maybe 5 people in the world named Lesia. I was born in 1965. My mom was going to name "Lisa" after some girl on a soap opera. However, she said that back then women were given "real" drugs for labor pain and that when she was handed the form she accidentally wrote "Lesia"!! My name has always been pro-nounced Leesha. I LOVE my name. When I was a teenager, especially in the '70s, of course I wanted "name necklaces" like my girlfriends, etc But that was it, I love the uniqueness of my name. And how cool to meet so many people that share it, and yet there are still so few of us as to continue to be unique." Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Lesia (lee suh)I was born in 1961. My mother wanted to name me Melissa and was going to spell Melesia, my Dad didn't like that and insisted on dropping the Me..so I'm Lesia. My husband has a twin sister named Lisa and my mother in law insists on calling me lee see uh so she can keep it straight...drives me CRAZY!" Nov. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia They pronounce it Lee see uh...and thats exactly how its supposed to be!! i get lesha and luseeuh all the tyme." Oct. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It was amazing to read all the comments and see how much we all have in common. I live in Oregon and I have never met anyone who spelled their name like mine. My mother wanted to spell my name Lisa but my father decided that was Liza not Lisa and changed the spelling on my birth certificate. If I had a dollar for everytime I've spelled or pronounced my name I would be RICH!, but the older I get the more I appreciate the uniqueness of my name and am glad my father was so daring! It's so Cool to know there is 2,216 of us. Maybe one day we'll be able to find stuff with OUR name printed on it !!" Sep. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Is Lesia , I live in mexico having ukrainian and polish backgrounds. My name is something that makes me very unique no matter if others have it. I was told that Lesia isn't a common name I still believe so.. Many people do not know how to spell or even pronounce it , I pronounce it as "LESHA" but my mexican friends call me Lecia because it's easy. This name means " Of The forest" , my grandma told me,she is polish herself. All the people I meet tell me it's a beautiful name , and I think of it like that too. Yes at times You get picked on especially being in 9th grade like me , But there is nothing better than being special. But this is my experience..nice to meet you all." Sep. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Lesia and i love having this name !Thank you Mom and Dad" Aug. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Lesia. I live in South Carolina, and know one will say my name right. They always ask me how do I say my name. When I tell them I always get "I thought Lesia was Lisa" not the way you spell it. I can always tell when someone is calling that does not know me,by the way they say Lesia" Jul. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im Lesia too. A male in South Africa..... Don kno wat it means" Jul. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia (pronounced Lesha). I love my name. I am one of two persons in the British Virgin Island with this name. I often wondered what it meant and one day while praying I took a moment to read my bible and for the first time I saw my name in the middle of the word Ecclesiastes, which means chosen to speak or teach. At that time I had been teaching for at least four years already. Lesia is a Unique name and I am proud to be called by that name." Jun. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia and has been pronounced many different ways, Leslie, Leesia, Lecia, but it is pronounced as Lisa. I enjoy having a unique name and have met a couple of people with the same spelling. My name was originally spelled Lisa, but the nurse in the hospital thought it was prounced Liza and my mother changed the spelling. Most people want to spell it as Leisa." Jun. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Lesia, and some people pronounce it lee-See-A . I am from South Africa.They spell it some times lesa" Mar. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Lesia by way of Jamaica, London and USA. I totally love my name, I thank my mom everyday for giving me such a beautiful name.....i have always wanted to know if my name had a meaning, however I never got an answer." Mar. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesya it's easy to say it less-ya. I'm from Ukraine, but now live in usa. I like my name it's different, not very common. My sister had a doll named lesya so that's why I'm Lesya." Feb. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia, I am from Australia. I am a music artist in London at the moment, about to record my Cd Album and am excited to learn a little of it's origin. So I hope to make the name famous for all the rest of you Lesia's out there! lol :)" Feb. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Lesia as well...I'm originally from Ukraine, but im leaving in Slovakia and working in Czech republic....and yes so many people have no idea how to pronounce correctly...but I have use to that so my original name is - леся...but in countries with alphabet is Lesia...some people say Lesa, Lesana, Lesja, Lesya... :( Larysa Petrivna Kosach-Kvitka (Лариса Петрівна Косач-Квітка) 1871 ý 1913 better known under her literary pseudonym Lesya Ukrainka (Леся Українка), was one of Ukraine's best-known poets and writers and the foremost woman writer in Ukrainian literature....that is where its come from" Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lesia and im the best looking out of the lot of them, my name is pranounced as leisha but spelt lesia, and im all the way from england baby x x x x x x" Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Am spelled Lesia for Lisa. Mother thought she was original 49 years ago. Has come with lots of explaining. Love it, though." Sep. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelt Lesia. My parents call me Lisa to this day 40 years later. I changed the pronunciation of it when I was 21. I now go by Leesha. However, I met friends from Poland who call me Lesh-a. Then I met my vet whose name is spelt the same way and is from the Ukraine and his name is pronounced Lesh-a. It was refreshing being called into his office being called the name that it is suppose to be called. All my life I have been called various versions of Lesia. It comes with the territory." Sep. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, Lesia. Born in England of Ukrainian parents, my name is always a topic of conversation when I meet someone new. Some people pronounce it correctly immediately, but others take some time and this can be quite humerous :-) However, because I am proud of my heritage and uniqueness of the name, Lesia, I will keep repeating my name slowly until it is pronounced correctly. Everyone who hears it for the first time, says it is a beautiful name. Having 4 children, I really believe the name will be passed down in my family. The name "Lesia" rules!!!" Aug. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree with the May 29, 2007 comment. It is Ukrainian (after a famous poet)and that is how you pronounce it. Any one who says Leesha is saying it WRONG, although I can't count how many times I have heard it pronounced that way. It is grating like nails on chalk board. My name is Lesia and I hated it for about the first 16 years. Now I love it. I know when someone is talking to me or paging me. Very rarely more than one Lesia in the building. I describes me perfectly, my ethnic background and my origionality. If you can't spell it you are just not listening. If you pronounce it right it makes perfect sense to spell. I also have been called everything that starts with an "L" including Lisa, Linda, Lydia, Larissa, Lara...I am happy my name is not Mary and if I had another child I might even call it Mary spelt Merhi just to tick Leesha off. Grow up! and get a grip!" Jul. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also lesia. i pronounce it like lee-sha. it drives me crazy when people dont say it right but ive gotten used to it. i hate when i start a new job or something and have to begin teaching people how to say my name again. lots of people say its really pretty though which is the only good thing about it. yah i get called all different things mostly les-e-a but i hate it most when i get leesh (like the thing you walk a dog with...) GO LESIA's!!" May. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Lesia Ive been called many names over my life, Lesh, Les, Lesha, Lester, Lester B Pearson, Lezla, Lezia.... supply teachers are always the funniest... but i love my name bcause it is so unique! :D" Apr. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am the second Lesia in my family, My mother, myself and my niece. We pronounce it Lesha not Leesha as we are so often called. We have been called many names Les, Lesh, Leesh, Luscious, Lisa, Alisa and my personal favourite Lester? No one every gets it right no matter how we spell it, say it or break it down and once repeated back, it is almost always wrong. We have come to a happy place in our lives knowing our name is special, the best part is when someone calles on the phone and mis-pronouces our name we are almost certain it is a telemarketer and reply "no one here with that name"!" Apr. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Lesia. I love my name - not so when I was little - always refered to as the 'ethnic little girl'. I always have fun with my name now - on going gag when people ask me how, who what and when :) - when I was born - my mom was new to Canada from Ukraine - she wanted a truly Ukrainian name - also named after the Ukrainian poet - Lesya or Lesia Ukrainka. The doctors and nurses got together to help my mom and dad spell my name in their new country of Canada - considering their Ukrainian and the doctors/nurses English whom neither understood - I think they did quite well. That's my story and that's what I'm sticking with ... :) Anyone that I meet - I help them out phonetically: Lesia (Lasha) - it's still hard for people to pronounce Lesya." Mar. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lesia. What a beautiful name. Lesia is the name of my first love back in Ukraine. This is the first name that comes to my mind every morning. I love this name, and I still love this girl." Feb. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I absolutely love it! I have to admit that I hated it when I was younger because no one could pronounce it correctly and I was always correcting them. But I truly appreciate its distinct originality and feel that it fits me as an individual. I pronounce it as "Lesha" phonetically, my mother got my name from the Ukranian poet by the same name. My first name is Ukranian my last name is Polish...two heritages I am extremely proud to identify with!" Dec. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I ALWAYS have my name misspelled or mispronounced. Many people call me Lisa although it is NOT my name. I love my name!!" Sep. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People are always mispronouncing or misspelling my name. I dont really mind though, its conversation." Jun. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, and i have never met anyone in else in Scotland or in the world with this spelling, i feel very unique. Its prounounced diffently by everyone which i find amusing. Im glad there are other Lesia's out there, great name for great folk!" Apr. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia, I have used three different versions (pronounciations) of it: "Lesya", "Lahsha" and "Lisa". I love "Lesya" and "Lahsha" and I accept "Lisa" and I don't get offended by people who mispronounce it , it is a tricky name. I let people choose which pronounciation they want to use, since I am comfortable with all three versions. Regardless of which they choose, I always spell it Lesia, so it can be very confusing. Many people comment on what a beautiful name it is and I am very proud of it!" Mar. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I got this spelling of my name from someone in the hospital. My parents always spelled it Lisa. I didn't find out till I got my birth certificate out to go get my permit.I liked it so I've spelled it that way since." Mar. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia, short for Alexandria. My mother is Ukrainian. Yes, people mispronounce my name. (Or they are prononouncing someone else's name correctly...) It is hard for people to understand over the phone, so I use my long name in business. I still love my name." Mar. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes I know somebody who has this name. my sister. and I love it and it's orginality and my babysitter in the past is also named Lesia. Many american people pernounce our names wrong and always think it's pronounced lisa or Le si a and lesha . I always correct people just so they know." Mar. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most people are currious about my name: how to spell it and how to pronounce it. In Ukraine it's pronounced Lesya. But outside Ukraine, for some reason, it's pronounced Lesha but spelt Lesia. I like my name and I am proud of its originality." Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "That's my name. And it's not of Ukrainian origin, though it's widely used in Ukraine. But still very often say that it's a short name of Alexandra or Larysa or Olesya. Actually it's a full name of Sanscrit origin which means "light," some people say that it means "light from heavens." In the States people whom I met liked this name though usually they mispronounced it." Jun. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my first name at it is always misspelled as Leisa or Lisa. It is also misprounced by everyone!!! It is pronounced as "Lisa" but many people want to say Leslie, Le-sI-A, Le-Sha," Jun. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "If you want to be called "Lisa," get rid of the extra vowel. That "i" can't be silent. Pronounced as it's meant to be, this name is ok. Pronounced Lisa, this name is against all that is good and holy." Dec. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is lesia im originally 4rom south africa.i dont have any problem with my name most of the people in south africa know how to pronounced it.i love my name and im proud of it." Jul. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I pronounce my name Lesia (Les e a) just the way it looks. I still dislike my name because I have a very difficult last name too and no one gets it right. In my next life I will have a name like Jane Smith. All my children have common names for simplicity." Mar. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      47 Neutral Comments

  • "My twin sister has this name. She lives in Canada. All of her english speaking friends call her leesha while her uki friends and our ukrainian family called her Lesya or Lesha. When we were kids attending Ukrainian school on a Saturday morning they used to put her on the register as Alexandra because Lesia used to be a short form of that name. My sister was always Lesia and never Alexandra. She was also name after the Ukrainian poetess." Feb. 3, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia. To me, it means the preacher/teacher because it sits in the middle of Ecclesiates in the bible. A lady in the hopsital at my birth changed it from Lisa to Lesia." Oct. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm of Ukrainian descent and my name is lesia. Unfortunately my parents wanted to put a bit of a kink in my life and have the name pronounced leesha. Anyone else have cruel parents out there. Otherwise lesia would have been a wonderful name. Since everyone calls me that anyways. And is anyone else sick of being called alesia or elesia" Oct. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY GRANDMA WAS LESIA AND I HAVE TWO COUSINS LESIA BUT THE REAL NAME IS INDALECIA. FROM SPAIN" Oct. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Heyy!! My name is Lesia too!! I'm 13 and live in the U.S I have always disliked the way my name was so most my family just call me "Lisa" even though I like Lesia better pronounced leh-sea-ah. I'm named after my grandmother who is also named "Lesia". It's cool to know I'm not alone with this troubling yet beautiful name!!(:" Oct. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesya, and it's pronounced the way it should. No sh sounds." Jun. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named after the Ukrainian Poet Lesia Ukrainka, born 1955, I am Ukrainian, my Father couldn't pronounce any Ango-saxon names, my Mother said "I'm certainly not going to name our daughter something her Father can't pronounce. So Lesia was their choice. For me, pronounciation is Lasha. In formal Ukrainian it is Les-ya. The 'ya" is an alpha-beta form of a letter in the Cyrillic Alphabet that doesn't exist in "English Alphabet" The "e" is somewhat like an L-(ea)ss-ya, like an "e" blending into a soft "a". In the Ukrainian Language there is always a break/pause between vowels...Accent, and Intonation can't be put into black and white words :). People just aren't comfortable pronouncing and very specific Foreign Names/another language, also difficult to remember, even though our world has become a beautiful melting pot of all races, people stuggle with our names. In future, hopefully this won't be so, it will be normal to have whatever name with it's specific pronounciation. Love to all Lesia's! Love, Lasha (Lesia :)" Jun. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello from Charleston SC...my name is Lesia and it is pronounced as "Lisa". My mother is from Canada and this is where the spelling came from. I love my name and the spelling. I too have had my name mispronounced but I think the worse is Lizzie....I have met 2 other people with the same spelling." May. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello everyone! I am also named Lesia but I pronounce it 'lasha'. I too spend alot of time correcting but it really doesn't bother me." Apr. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia too, pronounced Lisa. I have the same problems as you all do regarding the way other people say or spell my name. I like the spelling of our name as it is different and unique, thanks mum. I am from Sydney, Australia" Mar. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, i am lesia from kentucky.what was my mom thinking when she gave me this name.i have to spell and pronounce it.I love it now,mom said she wanted to be deferent. but i see i am not alone.cool." Jan. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi!! I'm Leseya!! pronounce Lee-Sea-Yah!!! I Love my name and meaning !! Jion me at www.myspace.com/leseyalee Or www.twitter.com/leseyalee Love to have you guys!!! :-)" Oct. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Lesia too!I'm of Ukrainian/Polish parents, so this is a pretty common name if your of this Slavic background. I pronounce it Le-sha, but all my Ukey friends say it as it sounds in Ukrainian, "Les-ya". Growing up in a small town in Southern Ontario, i was the only Lesia there, and the only one when i went to Guelph university! I've had all sorts of pronunciations, most of them hilarious: Lucius, Leezi ya, and my favorite, it sounded like "leash". My chemistry partner in grade 11 was an adult student and i don't think she ever heard it correctly so she came up with that! Needless to say i got razzed for that from my friends! But i have to say, having that name had its advantages... later on when i was in university, it was a great icebreaker to meet guys as they would often do a double take when they heard it, so i'd tell them "it's pronounced like Russia, but with an L" whereby they would say "Or, like LUSCIOUS!!" That became my nickname during those years and its still stuck! It's great having a unique name! The only time I ever get confused is when i go to Winnipeg MB and run into Ukrainian people there- there are always 1 or 2 Lesia's in the group so when someone says our name we all answer! The only minute downside to it is that i can never find anything with my name on it ( i.e Keychain, necklace, mugs, etc) but my husband in our early courtship scored big points when he bought lettered beads and made me a keychain! Anyways glad to see there are more of us out there than i thought! Remember, be proud of your name and say it loud!!!" Sep. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I am Lesia and I am from Ukraine. Here its a rather common name for girl. It means "a girl,who lives near forest" or "princess of forest" (an ancient slavik explanation). But nowadays girls are called this name after our famous poetess Lesia Ukrainka. Very often itýs a short form of name LARISA. Our name is the best, isnýt it?" Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my surname is Lesia .im fom South Africa and apperently its a sotho suname" Jun. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia.This is my middle name and I always thought it would be pronounce leeshia or leesia. I am 51 yoa and have never met or knew anyone else with this name. It really makes me feel good to know that I am not the only one with this name. I always thought it was very unique and loved my name. I am of English and Irish decent and live in SC." Jun. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello. I pronounce my "Lisa". This is totally a trip. All this time, I was thinking I was an original. Glad to know there are more out there. I live in Dallas, TX" May. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I am Lesia, prounouced "Lisa" I have meet a couple others with the same spelling. I was born in 1966 and live in Kentucky. My Mom was also going to spell my name "Lisa", but was told that would be "Liza" so she changed the spelling to Lesia." Apr. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello all you Lesia's how wonderful to find others with this name. My Ukranian parents tell me that Lesia or Lecia (which is how mine is spelt, pronounced Lee see ah) is a Ukranian Poetess very famous in the Ukraine who died very young, apparently derived from the name Alexandria. If you google 'Lecia' you see an explantion of the name. I think there are a few of us now in the UK and I have a new baby named after me." Mar. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lesia is a common Ukrainian name, it is the pseudonym of a famous ukrainian poet(Lesya Ukrainka). My understanding of my name is that it is derived from Olexandria/Alexandria, and is sometimes seen as Olecia/Olesia in Ukraine." Mar. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Lesia to! pronounced Lee-Sha. Always have to spell it and always have to explain the origin. (go ask my mom i still don't know what it means:-)i live in South Africa" Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia, pronounced Lessa short e short a. I was born to uneducated parents from Arkansas and that is my only excuse for having this name. I am also 44, as many of the other Lesia's are. The worst thing I was ever called was Lesion, like a sore. How the professor got that I will never know. My favorite is Le-sigh-a, hey it sounds like the Mesiah, good company!" Aug. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia and I am a third generation Ukrainian born in the USA. I don't exactly know why my parents named me Lesia but it it sooo hard for Americans to pronounce my name. I get Le-SHa, Lee-sia, Lei-sia....it's TERRIBLE!! The one thing people need to get right is the SHORT E. I've seen it spelled Lesia, Lesya, Lecia." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i was born in Ukraine and my name Lesia was always nice and special. in England i had some trobles for firs few years, as i did not speak any English myself it was hard to explain all about my name. Situation has changed now (as you can see) and i have teached all my english speaking friend how to pronounce Lesia. they all think that LESIA is a very beautiful name." May. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, My name is Lesia, im from Edinburgh, Scotland. Apparently im named after a Finish Nurse (dont know the connection) No-one knows how to prounounce it, but i make everyone prounounce the E. I like it too as its different. Ive not met anyone with the same name, but it great theres other Lesia's out there. Love to you all. L x" Apr. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "lol my name is lesya too. im pure ukrainian. i'm in 10th grade already. i live in the usa. and still no one could pronounce my name right." Apr. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is lesia, and people call me leisure...how rude!!! grrrr" Feb. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia and all through life everyone spells it & Pronouces it wrong. As a Child in School I knew it was me when they stumbled over the pronuciation.I Love the Name & the Different Spelling, Makes me feel Unique. I was Born in the United States. Not Quite sure of the meaning I did locate once a site that said the meaning was a blessing from God? I Pronounce it like Lesha." Feb. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is LeSia! But im tha best one out of them all! I am black and was born in America!" Feb. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia from jamaica most people call me lisa,or lease i love my one in a million name" Feb. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia and it is Ukrainian and in kindergraten (Ukrainian school) there were 3 of us with the same name. There is a Ukrainian poet with that name which I was told is why my mother picked it." Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife's name is Lesia and some people prenounce it Lucia or Lisia and that is the easeast way to pronounce it. Some people write it Lucia." Oct. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am very proud to be named Lesia and I am from Ukrainian/Rusiian background. My understanding is that the name comes from a Ukrainian poet. I get very frustrated that people don't know how to pronouce it and spell it incorrectly. I have had offical documents egGovernment agencies who spell it incorrectly. Until I was about 21 I found it easier to get people to call me Lesa, as in 'lesser the better'. If people show interest in the pronunciation I ask them to think of the 'i' as a 'j' or 'y' as in Sonja. Polish friends pronounce it as Lesh-a and Lesa' I have found this sight interesting and informative" Oct. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is so weird, i thought i was the only one with the name Lesia. My mother intended to name me Lisa but spelling it Lesia. SO when i was 9 i went to school and i started to pronounce it LEESIHA.my family knows me as lisa but to everyone else I am lesia.my english professor right now says that if my name is lesia it should me spelled leesia. i don't pay attention to him though because i know that names could be spelled whatever way i want it to spell." Sep. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom spelled my name Lesia after a nurse told her that was a new way to spell "Lisa". I am also 44. Maybe it was a 1963 thing. I think it is unique but I also get tired of all the interesting pronounciations!" Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia. It's Ukrainian and is a derivative of Alexandria. It's pronounced with a short "e" as in the word left and short "a" as in "at". So it's pronouced Lesha. Anything else is just wrong!" May. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia and I was sooo tired of people saying my name wrong so that I just told them to call me Lisa. Then when I got older and I wanted my real name back that it is hard for the old school people to call me Lesia. I pronounce my name as "Lee-See-A" but of course I still get Alesia.:-)." Apr. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom spelled my name L-e-s-i-a after a lady in her nursing school who was from Jamaica. However, the lady, and hence my parents, pronounce it "Lisa." No one ever gets it right. It is so annoying. And I am constantly asked to tell the story of how my parents came up with the spelling. One interesting note, I have 44 years of proof that people do not listen. Whenever I spell it for someone, I say, "L...e....s...," then I hesitate before adding, "i...a...." I ask the person to spell it back and every single time I get, "L-e-i-s-a." UGH. I get called Leslie, les-i-uh, leez-i-ah, elisha, elijah, lesita, LINDA (yes, Linda!), and so on. I tell friends who want to spell their unborn child's name something ridiculous like "Mehri" for Mary not to do it. It's not fun. By far, the most interesting comment is people who say my name fits me. Not sure if that is a compliment or criticism." Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I pronounce my name Leesha. I was named after my great grandfather Lucien. After people repeatedly got his name wrong he changed it. I get called lessea, lezzea, leash, le sia, Lisa, alesha, leslie. It is truly annoying. I hated my name as a child, but now I really like it. As you know it is truly unique, or at least in Alaska" Mar. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Like someone above, I didn't discover my name was spelled this way until I was twelve and found my birth certificate. My parents always spelled it Lisa and pronounced the same way. My dad was still arguing with me about it into my 30's. I had to show him my birth certificate. I thought I was the only one in the world with this spelling until the 80's when I found a book called 666, written by the same man who wrote The Amnityville Horror. It was dedicated to someone named Lesia. Then the internet came along. If your name is Lesia, come say hi at blography-of-southern-writer.blogspot.com! I'd love to meet you." Dec. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name as well, my grandparents are Ukrainian, however my legal name is Alexandra. In my family, it is pronounce "Lesya" by my friends.. "Lasha" and "Leysa" by my grandparents and aunt." Dec. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and most people who don't know me pronounce it as Less-e-a, which drives me crazy! It is pronounced as "Lisa". I love my name because it is as unique as I am." Oct. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is also my name. It's interesting to see the different ways it's spelled and pronounced, but I pronounce mine (Lee-see-a)while still spelling it Lesia. I do believe that my mom wanted it to be pronounced Lisa, but it just makes sense that I pronounce it the way it's spelled." Aug. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife's name is Lesia. Her father, a very educated man of Ukranian heritage, tells me it's Ukranian and that's good enough for me." Jul. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am very proud of my name Lesia. I was born in England of Ukrainian parents. My understanding is that it is a short form of 'Alessia'. Phonetically is is pronounced "Lesha" and upon introduction, my name is always a conversation starter. People love to repeat the name." Jun. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My background is Ukrainian. I pronounce it 'lasha'. Always spelt and pronounced wrong." May. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lesia. I have never met anyone else with this name. My father is Ukrainian and this is how I got the name. It tends to be pronounced Laysha by my family although I understand the more correct pronunciation is Le-sha. I am very interested after 42 years of living with the name to at last find out what it means!" Jan. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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