US Popularity:3854
Other Origin(s):Arabic
Meaning:Black beauty, dark beauty; Born at night
Lela is a girl’s name of Hebrew and Arabic origin. With meanings like “black beauty,” “dark beauty,” or “born at night,” it’s no wonder that Lela gives off an aura of sophistication and loveliness. The sweet melodic sound of this name combined with Lela’s captivating translation is enough to turn heads, ensuring that baby will always be the center of attention. Furthermore, devoted fans of the 1877 Anna Sewell novel Black Beauty will fall head over heels for a baby name that evokes images of this classic tale.

Lela Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lela is currently #2346 on The Bump
Girl:Lela is currently #1029 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lela is currently #3854 in U.S. births
Girl:Lela is currently #1452 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 225
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 200, 201

  • Name Doctor, Lela

  • Behind the Name, Lela (2), January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Leila, April 2022

  • Behind the Name, Layla, December 2019

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