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A name with Hebrew origins, the meaning of Leia is ‘child of heaven’. When used as a first name, it also means ‘heavenly flowers’. Leia is the name borne by the eldest sister of Rachel and the first wife of Jacob in the Old Testament. With a variant of the spelling, there is a city in Pakistan called Leyyiah. ‘Languid’ or ‘relaxed’ are other meanings for this short name. In Japanese, Leia means ‘delicate’. According to the Latin language, Leia also means ‘lioness’. In Islamic culture, this name means ‘mistress’ or ‘ruler’. It has a similar meaning in Hindi, where it means 'to take'. One famous fictional character with the name is Princess Leia, from the ‘Star Wars’ series. Played by Carrie Fisher, she is known for her tough attitude and her iconic space buns.
Leia is most often associated with the gender: female.
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