Comments for the name Leia


Comments for LEIA (2):

This was the name given by George Lucas to the character Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy.
-- reservoirdoll1987  1/16/2005
In Star Wars, the name is pronounced LAY-a. However, in the first move (A New Hope), the name is pronounced both LEE-ah and LAY-ah. Odd, huh?
-- ladyoflaurelandash  2/18/2006
I read somewhere that there was a princess born in some random European country and they named her Leah! haha... I think it was on some Star Wars info site. :P.
-- canuckflame  3/28/2006
There is a princess Leah Isadora Behn of Norway. Leia's nice and all but the Star Wars association might become an issue.
-- Bazinga  1/30/2012
I always think of Star Wars when I hear this name.
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2007
No matter what -Star Wars or not- I think Leia is a really cool name. Star Wars just makes it better! =) I don't personally like the name Leah so this is a much better choice. I would name my daughter Leia.
-- Cyneburga  6/21/2007
I love this name! I think the spelling and sound of it is adorable!
-- elysa  6/29/2007
Oddly enough, the Greek word for 'princess' is 'vasileia'. I think Lucas might have taken the name "Leia" as a contraction of the word, as well as making it a variant spelling of "Leah".
-- seraphine_eternal  7/21/2007
It's pronounced almost like the Finnish word "leija" which means kite. I think it's sweet. I don't like the Star Wars-reference, but it's a nice simple name.
-- ventilatorblues  12/21/2007
I LOVE Star Wars, but quite a few fans name their kids Leia. I'd personally prefer to branch out and hit on more discreet ones from the Expanded Universe. Say Callista or Marasiah.
-- Anonymous User  2/11/2008
It's a great name, but PLEASE don't name your twins Luke and Leia. I know someone who did that and it's just sad. Your kids will /not/ thank you.
-- Tyrelle  8/5/2008
In the new DS games of the Harvest Moon games, Ds and DS Cute, Leia is a mermaid that lives in some person's basement.
-- Anonymous User  8/14/2008
I like this name, but I don't like the Star Wars association. I can easily picture Princess Leia in her metal bikini. And naming twins Luke and Leia sounds just pathetic.
-- bananarama  7/27/2009
Not sure Behind the name needs a separate listing from Leia 1.
Lucas probably just used the existing name like he used Luke. (which doesn't have two separate entries.
-- thesnowwhiterose  12/20/2014

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