Origin of the name LEKA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name LEKA.
Pet form of Albanian Aleksandër
(q.v.), meaning "defender of
... The Mirdites are noted for
fealty to their Catholic faith and loyalty to the Sultan... This tribe
represents the best elements of the Albanian nation and of the
Catholics. The Mirdites claim descent from the early Dukajin
tribe, whose chief, Leka, gave the famous code that regulates the
blood-feud, or vendetta, which is still adhered to by Christian and
Mohammedan alike. (Catholic Encyclopedia, v.97, 1913)