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 #1211 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Laila (#169 from recent data), Layla (#30), Leila (#247), Leilah (#1254), Lela (#1526), Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#781), Lila (#199), Lilah (#314) and Lyla (#142) are the prominent alternative forms of Leela (#1211 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Leela reached the top of their popularity 1 year ago (adoption of 1.14%) and have remained as popular to this day (adoption 1.09%, 4.2% less). 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.See names in meaning and etymology.