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What does Leelah mean?

Leelah Pronunciation of 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).

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


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

Creative forms:
(female) Leeli, Lulah, ..

(male) Leelow, Leely, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leelah Alia (L.A.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Laila (#169 the previous year), Layla (#30), Leela (#1211), Leila (#247), Leilah (#1254), Lela (#1526), Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#781), Lila (#199), Lilah (#314) and Lyla (#142) are the prominent alternative forms of Leelah (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Leelah were favored less than a decade ago (median #794) and have remained as popular to this day (#822, down 4%), but with versions like Lelah becoming less stylish. The more fashionable girl names in this list are Laila, Layla, Leila, Leyla, Lila, Lilah and Lyla. (2015 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.

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