What does Leola mean?
Leola [le-o-la] as a girls' name has its roots in Old French and Latin, and Leola means "loyal, faithful; lion". Leola is a version of Leala (Old French) with the suffix -ola. Leola is also a derivative of Leona (Latin): feminine of Leon.
(female) Lelo, Lexola, ..
(male) Lele, Leole, ..
How popular is Leola?
Leola is a very prominent first name for women (#617 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Leola for girls. Leola reached its peak rank of #187 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Below is a charted study of the history of the girl name Leola and associated names. Leona (#683 from current records), Leonie, Leonia, Leone and Leala are the prominent alternative forms of Leola ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Leola was common a century ago (average #759) and is now much reduced (#1780, down 94.5%), with versions such as Leona falling out of fashion.
Leola▼ is alike in pronunciation to Laela, Laily, Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lalya, Layla▲, Laylah▲, Leelah, Leila▲, Leilah, Lela▼, Lellia, Leyla▲, Lila▲, Lilah▲, Lilia▲, Lily▲, Loela, Lolla, Lolly, Luella▼, Lula▼ and Lulu▼. Other suggested similar names are Adeola, Bella, Beula, Beyla, Ceila, Dela, Enola, Geela, Keala, Keila, Leana, Leasa, Lecia, Leeora, Legra, Leida, Leisa, Lenna▼, Leoda, Leoni, Leora▼, Leota▼, Lesha, Lesia, Lesli, Lesly▼, Lesya, Leta▼, Letha▼, Letoya, Levona, Lexya, Leya, Leyda, Lona▼, Lora▼, Mela, Mella, Neala, Neola, Nerola, Nola, Paola▼, Pella, Perla, Sela, Seula, Tekla, Yola and Zola▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leola.See names in meaning and etymology.