What does Leela mean?
(female) Leelo, Levla, ..
(male) Leele, Leeleo, ..
How 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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Leela for girls. Leela entered the list in 2006 and reached its highest position of #1087 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #1142 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Laila (#149 from recent data), Layla (#29), Leila (#241), Leilah (#1161), Lela (#1486), Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#686), Lila (#183), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140) are the prominent alternative forms of Leela (#1142 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Leela are at the top of their popularity today (adoption of 1.14%). Leila is a constant favorite, though Layla is now the preferred form, while forms like Lela have become less popular.
Leela is alike in pronunciation to Laela, Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lallia, Lally, Lalya, Laylah▲, Lealia, Lealie, Leelee, Lellia, Lili, Lilia▲, Lillia, Lilly▲, Lilo, Loelia, Lolly, Louella▼, Luella▼, Lula▼, Lulu▼ and Lylah▲. Other suggested similar names are Akela, Anela, Arela, Bella▲, Ceila, Geela, Jeyla, Kaela▼, Keela, Keila, Lael, Leana, Lee▼, Leece, Leecea (see Licia), Leena, Leenah, Leeona, Leesa, Leesha, Leeta, Leeya, Leeza, Leisa, Lemuela, Lenda, Leneta, Lenya, Leora▼, Leota▼, Lesha, Lesia, Lesli, Lesly▼, Lesya, Letha▼, Leya, Leyda, Merla, Nela, Nella, Neola, Orela, Pella, Seila, Seula, Shela, Tecla, Teela and Verla▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Leela.