Gender Feminine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. LAY-reh  [key·IPA]

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)


Entry updated November 20, 2020