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Gender: F Pronunciation: LEEL-ya Origin of Lelia: Italian form of Laelia, meaning unknown

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.

Famous People Named Lelia

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

Pop Culture References for the name Lelia

Latin, from the Roman family name Laelius
'Lélia," 1833 novel by George Sand

Leelia, Lellia, Leliah