What does Lela mean?
For more information, see also the related girl name Leila.
Lela is a very popular first name for women (#485 out of 4276, Top 11%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Lela for girls. Lela reached its apex rank of #116 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Lela and associated names. Leila (#241 last year) is the only other prominent variation form of Lela. This girl name was at the top of its popularity during 1880-1889 and has become significantly less widespread since, with the version Lela becoming less trendy. Leila (#241) is the most chic name for newborns among these, with this name enjoying a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Lela▼ is pronounced similarly to Laela, Laila▲, Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lalya, Layla▲, Leala, Lealia, Leela, Leelah, Leelia, Leilah, Lelah▼, Lelia▼, Lellia, Leola▼, Leyla▲, Lila▲, Lilah▲, Lili, Lilia, Lilla▼, Lilo, Lily▲, Loela, Loelia, Loella, Lola▲, Lolla, Luella▼, Lula▼, Lulu▼, Lyla▲ and Lylah▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Cela, Dela, Lael, Lal, Lea▼, Leda▼, Leia▲, Lena▲, Leta▼, Lexa, Leya, Lil, Mela, Nela and Sela. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lela.