Leia is a variant spelling of Leah (English, Hebrew, and Yiddish) in the English language.
Leia is also a variant of Leilani (English).
Leia is also a variant of Leya (English).
Leia is fairly popular as a baby name for girls, and it is also viewed as fairly trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2012 with 0.022% of baby girls being given the name Leia. It ranked at #673 then. Among the group of girl names directly linked to Leia, Leah was the most widely used in 2012. It was used 14 times more than Leia in that year.
† Pronunciation for Leia: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"