Lela Name Meaning, Origin and Popularity

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From Swahili origin, we get the beautiful name Lela for a girl. When you consider that Lela’s name literally translates to “black beauty,” it’s not surprising that she exudes an air of elegance and charm. This name has a pleasant, melodious tone, and its translation, Lela, is intriguing.

Together, these factors are enough to turn heads, assuring that the baby will always be the focus of attention. In addition, faithful readers of the novel Black Beauty, which was published in 1877 by Anna Sewell, would fall head over heels in love with a baby name that evokes thoughts of this time-honored story.

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Similar Names Like Lela

Discover other baby names to add to your Favorites list by looking into options that have a sound that is similar to others you’ve found.

  • Luella
  • Louella
  • Lylah
  • Lenna
  • Lailah
  • Leila
  • Lilah
  • Zella
  • Leora
  • Lyla
  • Laylah
  • Nella
  • Lula
  • Lael
  • Della
  • Leyla
  • Leela
  • Layla
  • Laela
  • Lola

Sibling Name Ideas

Are you trying to find a sibling name for Lela? Great choices include the following:

  • Ayana
  • Lakeisha
  • Zalika
  • Lakicia
  • Violet
  • Avania
  • Zahoor
  • Zahour
  • Mia
  • Nala
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