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Gender Feminine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. LAY-reh
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Meaning & History

From the name of a mountain in Navarre in northern Spain, the site of the old monastery of San Salvador of Leyre. It is from Basque Leire, possibly derived from Latin legionarius meaning "pertaining to a legion".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLeire(Basque)

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