- this week

Gender: F Meaning of Leela: "play" Origin of Leela: Sanskrit

While Leela may be a spelling variation of Lila or Leila, it's also an Indian name in its own right with a playful meaning. And unlike it's more popular Western sisters, Leela does not create pronunciation confusion.

Famous People Named Leela

Leela James, American R&B singer-songwriter
Leela Gandhi, Indian academic; great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi
Leela Mishra, Indian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Leela

Turanga Leela, character on "Futurama" who is known simply as Leela
Leela, companion on TV's "Doctor Who"
Leela Kantaria, character on TV's "Nikita"