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Lela meaning and name origin
Lela \l(e)-la\ as a girl's name is of Kiswahili origin, and the meaning of Lela is "black beauty". Also refers to "loyalty" in French.
For more information, see also the related name Leila. Baby names that sound like Lela are Lola, Lila, Laela, Lala, Leala, Leola, Lyla, Leyla, Lelia, Lelah, Leela, Loela and Lula. Other similar baby names are Lena, Leda, Dela, Cela, Nela, Leia, Lea, Leta, Leya, Mela and Sela.
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Popularity of Lela
Lela is a very popular first name for women (#485 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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