female given name

The name Leah has biblical roots, and means wild cow in Hebrew.

MeaningWild cow; Placid
Alternative spellingLea
Related namesLeia, Lia

In Genesis, the first book of the Bible, Leah is the older sister of Rachel. Leah marries Jacob and becomes the mother of six sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and a daughter, Dinah.