delicate or weary
A favorite of 16th-century Puritans, Leah has been a top girls' name since 2008. In the Bible, Leah was Rachel’s older sister and Jacob’s first wife. The mother of Dinah and six of Jacob’s sons counts Moses, David, John the Baptist, Mary and Jesus among her descendants. Variations include Lea, Lia and the "Star Wars" version, Leia. Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk named their daughter Lea de Seine in 2017. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a daughter Leah, as do reality stars Kate and Jon Gosselin. "Teen Mom 2" star Leah Messer Calvert has a daughter named Aleeah Grace.
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