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pinWhat does Leela mean?

Leela /lee-la/ as a girls' name is of Arabic derivation, and the meaning of Leela is "night beauty". Leela is an alternate spelling of Leila (Arabic). Compare surname Lelli.


Leela has 11 variants: Laila, Layla, Leelah, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lila, Lilah and Lyla.

Kreatif forms: Leeli, Leelo, Leelu. [more]

pinHow popular is Leela?

Leela is an uncommon given name for females. Leela is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Laila (#149 2 years ago), Layla (#29), Leila (#241), Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#686), Lila (#183), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140) are the prominent alternative forms of Leela (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Leela reached the top of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.4852%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4782%, 1.4% less), but with the forms Lela, Lelah and Lelia becoming less in vogue. Leila is a constant favorite, though Layla is now the preferred form. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Leela and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laila, Layla, Leila, Leilah, Lela in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lila, Lilah, Lyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laila, Layla, Lyla outside U.S.

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Leela is alike in pronunciation to Laela, Lala, Lalla, Leala, Lealia, Leelee, Leelia, Lellia, Leola, Lilla, Loela, Loelia, Loella, Lola, Lolla, Luella and Lula. Other suggested similar baby names are Geela, Keela, Lael, Leena, Leesa, Leeta, Leeya, Leeza and Teela. These names tend to be more commonly used than Leela.