What does Leelah mean?
Leelah /lee-lah/ [2 sylls.] 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). Compare surname Leeland.
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)
Laila (#149 the previous year), Layla (#29), Leila (#241), Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#686), Lila (#183), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140) are the prominent alternative forms of Leelah (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.4852%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4782%, down 1.4%), but with the versions Lela, Lelah and Lelia becoming less stylish. The more fashionable girl names in this list are Layla (#29), Leila (#241), Leyla (#686), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140), and there is also a rebound in birth name popularity for Layla, Leila, Lilah and Lyla. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Leelah and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leelah is alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used than Leelah.