Other Origin(s):Slavic
Meaning:Happy; Loved by the people
Leida is a girl's name of Greek and Slavic origin, meaning "happy" and "loved by the people." Derived from the name Leda, this rare gem has roots in Greek mythology, including the mother of Helen of Troy. As the story goes, Zeus fell madly in lust with Leda, an Aetolian princess, and was able to capture her heart while in the guise of a swan. The odd pair have inspired many beautiful works of art, including a painting by Michelangelo and a sculpture by the 4th-century artist Timotheus.
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