Leela Origin and Meaning

The name Leela is girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "play".
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.

Leela Popularity

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Famous People Named Leela

  • Leela NaiduIndian actress and renowned beauty
  • Leela JamesAmerican R&B singer,songwriter
  • Leela GandhiIndian academic; great,granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Leela MishraIndian actress
  • Blu Leela Minsker (b. 2011)daughter of filmmaker Ethan Minsker

Leela in Pop Culture

  • Turanga Leelacharacter on "Futurama" who is known simply as Leela
  • Leelacompanion on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Leela Kantariacharacter on TV's "Nikita"