Other Origin(s):British, Dutch, French, Hebrew
Meaning:Weary; Delicate; Clearing, meadow
Modern variations of biblical Leah have been cropping up for years. From Léa and Liadh to the rebellious Leia of _Star Wars_, they're beloved around the world. But have you met Lya? This creative respelling for baby girls is most popular among Swiss and Dutch speakers. This is because many Christians in Switzerland opted for a Hebrew or Old Testament-inspired name following the Protestant Reformation. Lya is rooted in French, English, and Hebrew and means "weary," "delicate," "clearing," and "meadow." Like the resilient Leah in the Hebrew Bible, your darling Lya will be unstoppable! They'll navigate the darkest, deepest woods to the clearing, emerging stronger and wiser.

Lya Name Popularity Data

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2021
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from 2020
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