Meaning and name origin
Leelah \le(e)-lah\ as a girl's name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Leelah is "night beauty". Leelah is a variant of Leila (Arabic): used by authors for the names of exotic female characters in the early 19th century.
Leelah is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Leelah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Layla (#29), Lyla (#140), Laila (#149), Lila (#183), Leila (#241), Lilah (#312), Leyla (#686), Lelah, Leilah, Lela and Lelia. (2014 statistics).
Leelah is also pronounced similarly to Laela, Laylah▲, Leala, Leelee, Leelia, Leola▼, Loela and Lylah▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Geelah and Leenah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Leelah.