Leah

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew לֵאָה

Proper noun[edit]

Leah

  1. Elder daughter of Laban, sister to Rachel, and first wife of Jacob.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 29:16-17:
      And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well-favoured.
  2. A female given name.
    • 2010 Cavn Wright, Bedtime Tales, Strategic Book Publishing, ISBN 1609111249, page 113:
      "I'm Leah Brennan. How can I help you...Gideon?" He gave a short laugh. "Leah! Nice name. Between the two of us, we sound like the Old Testament, don't we?"

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Leah, in regular use since the 1990s. Used as a modern spelling variant of the Norwegian biblical name Lea.

Proper noun[edit]

Leah

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 1711 females with the given name Leah, compared to 1274 named Lea, living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.