Leire (England) is a village in Leicestershire, England. The name is thought to originate from the old British name for the river Soar, which has a tributary with a source south of the village. Present day Leire has a population of around 500, measured at 587 in the 2011 census.
Today Leire has two public houses, a village hall and riding establishment.
Leire is a popular Basque feminine given name that is derived from the name of the Monastery of San Salvador of Leyre in Navarre, Spain. It was among the top 10 most popular names given to newborn girls in Basque Country in Spain in 2011. Leire is therefore quite a well known name in Spain and Basque Country.