Leia, meaning “child of heaven,” is a great name for girl dogs who are independent and tough. Find out more about girl dogs named Leia.


Name: Leia

Meaning: Leia is a Hawaiian name meaning “child of heaven” or “heavenly flowers.”   

Personality: Independent, Tough

About This Name: Actress Carrie Fisher is known for playing the most iconic Leia of all time — Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan from the Star Wars universe. In 2015, likely thanks to the recurring popularity of the Star Wars movies, the name Leia found its way onto the list of 1,000 most popular baby names for the first time. Before her death, Carrie Fisher had a French Bulldog named Gary.

How Much We Love It:

  (5/5 Paws)

More Female Dog Names

More Female Dog Names by Personality

Start a New Dog Name Search

Is Your Dog Named Leia?

Leave us a comment below with a photo of your Leia! Why do you think Leia is the perfect name for a girl dog? We can’t wait to hear from you.


View posts by Petful
At Petful®, founded by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and editor Dave Baker, we are on a mission to give our readers the best, most accurate information to help their pets live happier, healthier lives. Our team of expert writers includes veterinarians Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD, and Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS, among others. Petful is also the leading independent source of U.S. pet food recall information on the web. Learn more about the amazing team behind Petful here: Meet the Team.

Please share this with your friends below:

Also Popular