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What does Leela mean?

Leela Pronunciation of Leela as a girls' name is of Arabic derivation, and the meaning of Leela is "night beauty". Leela is an alternate spelling of Leila (Arabic).


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, night (black), beauty


VARIANTS Lyla, Lilah, Lila, Leyla, Lelia, Lelah, Lela, Leilah, Leelah, Layla, Laila

(female) Leelo, ..

(male) Leele, ..

Leela Scarlett (L.S.), ..

How popular is Leela?

Leela is an uncommon given name for females. Leela is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Leela entered the list in 2006 and reached its highest position of #1087 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #1207 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leela name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leela outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Laila (#182 FROM RECENT DATA), Layla (#27), Leila (#238), Leilah (#1200), Lela (#1574), Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#646), Lila (#224), Lilah (#287) and Lyla (#128) are the prominent alternative forms of Leela (#1207) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Leela reached the top of their popularity 7 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.91%) and have remained as popular to this day (ADOPTION 0.9%, 0.7% LESS). Leila is a constant favorite, though Layla is now the preferred form, while forms like Lela have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leela, Laila, Layla, Leila, Leilah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilah, Lyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laila, Layla, Lyla outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leela is alike in pronunciation to Laela, Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lallia, Lally, Lalya, Laylah, Lealia, Lealie, Leelee, Lellia, Lili, Lilia, Lillia, Lilly, Lilo, Loelia, Lolly, Louella, Luella, Lula, Lulu and Lylah. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Akela, Anela, Arela, Bella, Ceila, Geela, Jeyla, Kaela, Keela, Keila, Lael, Leana, Lee, Leece, Leecea (see Licia), Leena, Leenah, Leeona, Leesa, Leesha, Leeta, Leeya, Leeza, Leisa, Lemuela, Lenda, Leneta, Lenya, Leora, Leota, Lesha, Lesia, Lesli, Lesly, Lesya, Letha, Leya, Leyda, Merla, Nela, Nella, Neola, Orela, Pella, Seila, Seula, Shela, Tecla, Teela and Verla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Leela.

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