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What does Leelah mean?

Leelah /lee-lah/ as a name for girls is of Arabic derivation, and the meaning of the name Leelah is "night beauty". Leelah is an alternate form of Leila (Arabic) with the suffix -h.

Associated with: arabic, night (black), beauty.


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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leelal, Leeli, ..

(male) Leelow, Leely, ..

How popular is Leelah?

Leelah is an unusual first name for females. Leelah is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Laila (#149 the previous year), Layla (#29), Leela (#1142), Leila (#241), Leilah (#1161), Lela (#1486), Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#686), Lila (#183), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140) are the prominent alternative forms of Leelah (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Leelah were favored today (median #794), except for versions like Lelah which have become less stylish. The more fashionable girl names in this list are Laila, Layla, Leila, Leyla, Lila, Lilah and Lyla. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Leelah and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laila, Layla, Leela, Leila, Leilah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilah, Lyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Leelah is alike in pronunciation to Laela, Lala, Laleh, Laliah, Lalla, Laylah, Leala, Lealia, Lealie, Leelee, Leelia, Lellia, Leola, Lilla, Loela, Loelia, Loella, Lola, Lolla, Luella, Lula and Lylah. Other suggested similar names are Akeelah, Beulah, Bewlah, Geela, Geelah, Geelan, Geulah, Kaelah, Keela, Keelan, Keevah, Keilah, Lael, Leah, Leanah, Ledah, Leena, Leenah, Leesa, Leeta, Leeya, Leeza, Lemuelah (see Lemuela), Lenah, Leorah, Luelle, Meerah, Neenah, Seemah, Sheelah and Teela. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leelah.