Leda - Meaning of Leda
[ 2 syll. le-da, led-a ] The baby girl name Leda is pronounced as LIY-Dah (English) †. Leda is an English and German name of Latin, Old Greek, Hebrew, and African-Swahili origin. Leda (Old Greek) is an old form of Leda. The name is from the ancient Lycian word for 'woman'. It was borne in Greek mythology by a queen who was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan, and subsequently gave birth to two sets of twins: Castor and Pollux, and Hermione and Helen of Troy.
In addition, Leda is a variant of the name Alida (Hungarian, Dutch, German, Italian, English, and Greek) in the English language.
Leda is also a variant of the name Laetitia (English and French) in the English language.
Leda is also a variant of the name Ledah (English).
Leda is also a variant of the name Leta (English).
Variant forms share the origin and meaning of Leda.
Leda is rare as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1904, 0.014% of baby girls were given the name Leda. It had a ranking of #515 then. The baby name has suffered a marked loss in popularity since then, and is today of very modest use. Out of all girl names in its family, Leda was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Leda: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"