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

The name Leela is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "play". Leela and is often added to lists like TV Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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.

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private Says:


I love this name! Futurama was my favorite show growing up and it still is! I personally think Leela is better than Lila (which can be short for Delilah) only because of how common it's getting.

Starelli Says:


It reminds me of Leela from Futurama.

"I asked her for her name and in a dark brown voice she said Leela! L-E-E-L-A, Leela! Lee-Lee-Lee-Lee-Leela!"

lynn_wentworth Says:


I think this is a great alternative the to (the ever growing in popularity) Lila.

TammyJade Says:


Simple and easy

AnonymousPerson Says:


This is beautiful and deep.