Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Weary
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Leah Boy)

In 2017 the name Leah...

• was given to 5,159 baby girls
• was the 40th most popular name for baby girls
• was 13% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New York, New Jersey, and Florida
• was least popular in Wyoming, Hawaii, and Alabama
• was about as popular as Brooklyn and Zoe
Babies Named Leah Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Leah...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2009
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• is 886% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 71% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Chana, Yael, Naisha, Tyson, Micah, Jeremiah
• has the most opposite popularity history to Rosa, Catherine, Janette, Tommy, Jimmy, John
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Leah Per State
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Geographically the name Leah...

• 11% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Alexandra, Francesca, Gianna, Ryan, Nicholas, Luca
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Adaline, Presley, Blakely, Braxton, Kaison, Judah
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Leah by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Leah are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Leah will be the only kid named Leah in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Leah compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Leah rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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