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My friends named their daughter Carileia Eve. She was born on the New Year's Eve right after Carrie Fisher died. I know, I know... it's a portmanteau and a lot of people here hate that sort of thing. Ordinarily I do, too; I think it's corny. But I think this one is at least pretty, even if I would have gone with Carrie Leia or Leia Carrie myself (if I were as huge a Star Wars fan as my friends are).
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Leia who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 3276th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
Also popular in Sweden.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/29/2017
I suspect that the name Leia will increase in popularity, particularly in the United States, in the wake of Carrie Fisher's death. Although by itself, I think Leia is quite pretty. It's just that this spelling has become almost synonymous with Star Wars.
erb816  1/12/2017
I love this name but if I ever named my child Leia, I would dread to think of all the Star Wars comments!
― Anonymous User  10/25/2016
Leia is a cute name, but Star Wars has ruined this name!
lilolaf  4/24/2016
It's weird how there are 2 Leia pages on this site.

By the way, Leia is a nice name although it does make the parents look like hardcore Star Wars fans.
xgirl  5/26/2014
I hate this name. But I like the name Leah! If you spell it like this then you are a chav. Simple as.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2012
Haha. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Princess Leia from Star Wars.
rooball  1/7/2011
Leia, Leja, Laeh, Lia are all the same name. The Leia is a change of the J used in the Polish which Americans would never understand. My grandmother named Leja came from Poland. I am Laeh, same name but American. In German the name is Lea. All these names refer to the wife of Jacob in the Bible in the way Hebrew is pronounced.

I am a genealogist who speaks 5 languages and has worked for more than 25 years in Europe going from one country to another. Over this time I've tracked names extensively.
Tante Laeh  5/30/2010
I love it, it sounds cute, it looks cute! I also like Leah.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2009
This was the 78th most popular name in Sweden in 2008.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2009
In addition to Lia and Lea, Leia is a Portuguese (Brazilian) version of Leah.
camila88  3/11/2009

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