LeaLea is an Old English word meaning a "clearing", an "open piece of grassland" or a "grove", and is reflected in most of the English town or village names ending in "-ley" or "-leigh".
- Wembley - Wembla's Clearing (Gt. London)
- Purley - Peartree Grove (Gt. London)
- Hadleigh - Heather Clearing (Essex)