Gender: Feminine
Origin: Italian/Galician/German

The name could either be from the Italian and Galician form of Leah or it could be a German contraction of Rosalia or Julia or any name that ends in -lia.

Currently, it is the 34th most popular female name in Germany, (2011). Her rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • #18 (German-speaking Switzerland, 2010)
  • #59 (Slovenia, 2010)
  • #299 (France, 2009)
  • # 356 (United States, 2010)

The name is borne by German Opera Soprano, Lia Hanus.

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