What does Leia mean?

Protector of the people.

What's the origin of Leia?


How is Leia pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Leia?

There are many possible interpretations to what naming your cat Leia might say about you. Some people might think that you are a fan of the Star Wars movies, while others might think that you are a fan of the character Leia Organa.

Is Leia a good cat name?

Leia has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Leia isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Leia is found in these categories:

big cat names

Leia means "lioness" in Latin, perfect for a fierce feline!

badass cat names

She's named after Star Wars' fearless, iconic princess.

celestial cat names

She's named after a Star Wars princess, soaring among stars!

tough cat names

She's a fearless space princess battling evil in Star Wars.


Based on likes, Leia ranks #373 with users of MeowNames.com.

Naming your cat Leia isn't unheard of, but our data suggests that it's a pretty niche choice.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Leia was, over the past 30 days, the 164th ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of May 2024, Leia is becoming rarer and less popular with new kitten owners. Our stats reveal that the moniker is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Leia was viewed 37 times, and liked 1 times.

Cat names like Leia:

Meaning: Warrior Princess of Strength
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Meaning: a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
Meaning: immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
Meaning: Queen of wisdom and beauty.
Meaning: (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene

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Leia (Montevideo Department, Uruguay)
Very good
May 05, 2024 ◆ Translated

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Leia (Canelones, Uruguay)
The best name
February 17, 2024 ◆ Translated

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