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.
Lelia Goldoni, American actress
Lelia Doolan, Irish theater producer
Lelia Kasenia Foley, first black woman mayor in the U.S. (Taft, Oklahoma)
Lélia Abramo, Italian-Brazilian actress
Lelia Haller, American ballerina