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Leah

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Leah
GenderFemale
Origin
Language(s)Hebrew
MeaningWild cow; Placid
Other names
Alternative spellingLea
Related namesLeia, Lia

The name Leah [ lee-uh ][1] has biblical roots, and means wild cow in Hebrew. Leah is a timeless and exquisite moniker that has been in vogue for centuries, boasting a compelling past and profound significance. This name, derived from Hebrew roots, translates to "weary" or "tired," and has a prominent place in biblical literature, making it a beloved choice among Jewish lineages for countless generations.[2] This name was ranked #46 on the US Popular Names in 2021.[3]

In Genesis, the first book of the Bible, Leah is the older sister of Rachel. Leah marries Jacob and becomes the mother of six sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah (Biblical personage), Issachar, Zebulun, and a daughter, Dinah.

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  1. "Definition of Leah | Dictionary.com". www.dictionary.com. Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  2. "Leah name Meaning and Origin". babys.name. Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  3. OACT. "Popular Baby Names". www.ssa.gov. Retrieved 2023-03-31.