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Gender: FPronunciation: LEEL-yaOrigin of Lelia: Italian form of Laelia, meaning unknownMeaning of Eulalia: Greek, "sweet-speaking"
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A rare and delicate choice, Lelia is a modern variation of an ancient Roman family name. It came to Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, following the publication of George Sand's popular romantic novel titled Lelia in 1833.
Latin, from the Roman family name Laelius, feminine Laelia (Lelia). Laelia occurs in Christian inscriptions of the late 4th century. Came to Britain in the mid-19th century from France after the publication in 1833 of George Sand's popular love story 'Lélia'. Used intermittently since.