If your name is Leah, you are all about hard work and success. You are a consummate businesswoman, with ample managerial abilities and talents in administration and leadership. By recognizing the talents and bringing out the best qualities of those whom you manage, you are able to bring your team along with you as they help you to make your vision a reality. As a result of all these very strong managerial skills, it is not easy for you to give up or delegate control of a situation (and most of the time you don’t have to!) You are responsible and independent, but not particularly good at taking advice.
Because of your strength and capability, you have to fight your inclination to take over in situations where it’s not appropriate. When called upon to advise (as opposed to manage), remember that you are giving advice, not orders. Also in personal and family relationships, it’s important to remember that life is a give and take. While you can give your opinion and use your incredible talents to contribute positively to many interactions, you need to balance your natural tendency to always take the lead. You are a problem-solver with remarkable abilities, destined for great success!
The girls’ name Leah goes all the way back to the Old Testament Biblical Hebrew name Leah, meaning “relaxed, dreamy, unhurried.” In the Book of Genesis, Leah was the first wife of Jacob and the older sister of Rachel. In reality, Jacob fell in love with Rachel and worked for seven years to earn her hand in marriage, then he was tricked by his father-in-law into marrying Leah, the older sister, first. He then worked another seven years to marry Rachel. Leah was the mother of seven sons and seven of the tribes of Israel. Always a popular Jewish first name, it was popularized by the Puritans into English Christian naming tradition.
As is fairly typical of Old Testament Biblical Hebrew names, Leah started out as primarily a name for Jewish baby girls. After the Protestant Reformation, the Puritans began using Leah as a girls’ name, bringing it to popular usage within the United States. Leah enjoyed middle ground usage for most of the 20th century, but in the 1980s, it grew in popularity until it reached the Top 100. Not stopping there, it reached the #28 position in 2009.
One of the best-known famous Leahs is actress Leah Remini. One of her earliest roles was as Charlie on “Who’s the Boss.” She then went on to play Stacey on “Saved by the Bell.” But she is best known for her portrayal of Carrie Hefferman in “The King of Queens,” which ran for nine seasons. A lesser-known fact about Leah Remini is that she auditioned for the role of Monica Geller on “Friends” before it went to Courteney Cox.