Popularity:1443
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:delicate; weary
Lea is a short form gender-neutral name crafted from the Hebrew Leah. First borne as le'ah, Lea means "delicate" or "weary" in honor of the unloved wife of the Biblical patriarch Jacob. Though scripture may render Leah a demure alternative to her more illustrious and beautiful sister Rachel, the name has stood the test of time as a symbol of humility. It's a title of underestimated vigor, reinforced by Leah's ability to give Jacob a first-born son when Rachel could not.
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