[ 2 syll. ve-la, vel-a ] The baby girl name Vela is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as VAH-Laa- †. Vela has its origins in the Slavonic language and it is used largely in Czech. Vela is a familiar form of the Czech Veleslava.
Vela is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1905 with 0.005% of baby girls being named Vela. It was #964 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in popularity since then, and is used only on an infrequent scale now. Among all girl names in its family, Vela was nevertheless the most commonly used in 2012. Vela has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
Baby names that sound like Vela include Vailei, Vailey, Vaili, Vailie, Vaily, Vali, Valie, Valli (English), Vallie (English), Vally (English), Valya (Russian), Vaylee, Vaylei, Vayley, Vayli, Vaylie, Vayly, Vevyle, Vevylle, and Viole (French).
† English pronunciation for Vela: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"