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According to Richard Frushell, this spelling is often considered to have been made up by Poe for the title character in his short story (not poem). It was most likely derived from Milton's character Ligea in Comus, a work with which with Poe was familiar. Milton, in turn, got the name from Homer's siren in the Odyssey, who was originally named Lambda Iota Gamma Omega Iota Alpha (ligoia).
jc  4/6/2006
I believe this name is pronounced lee-GAY-ah.
AndrewJKD  4/6/2008
Just a little nitpick: 'Edgar Allen Poe' should be 'Edgar Allan Poe'. :)
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Akua Topaz  5/23/2008
Actually it's pronounced LYE-GEE-UH. My good friend is named this :o). I love it.
tigerlilly  2/13/2009
Līga - Latvia
The girl name Līga comes from the Latvia-indian word which means, "lord of sweetness."
spetija1980  2/23/2013
I have always loved this name and want to use it for a character, but not sure if I should because of the negative connection it has with Edgar Allan Poe's "Ligeia".
― Anonymous User  10/30/2014

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