Leia

An alternative spelling of Leah, this name means “weary, tired” and “mistress, ruler” so it’s a great name for a girl who will be a mom someday, or at the very least, make her own rules.

Nicknames:

Lei.

Famous people named Leia:

Princess Leia Organa from Star Wars; Leia Dongue, Mozambican basketball player; daughter of musicians Andy Bell and Idha Övelius; daughter of dancers Edyta Śliwińska and Alec Mazo.

Fun fact:

This spelling became popular in the 70s when a certain Star Wars princess proved that girls are tough and can fight right alongside the bravest Jedi.

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