[ 2 syll. le-la, lel-a ] The baby girl name Lela is pronounced LEY-Laa- or LIY-Laa- †. Lela has its origins in the Germanic, Latin, and Arabic languages, and it is used largely in Spanish and English.
Lela is a Spanish variant transcription of Adela (English, German, Polish, Czech, Romanian, and Spanish).
Lela is also an English variant transcription of Alida (Hungarian, Dutch, German, Italian, English, and Greek).
Lela is also an English variant transcription of Layla (Arabic and English).
Lela is rare as a baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.174% of baby girls were named Lela. Its ranking then was #117. The baby name has since suffered a substantial decline in popularity, and is of only very light use now. In 2015, out of the group of girl names directly related to Lela, Layla was the most commonly used.
† Pronunciation for Lela: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"