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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Notable Persons Named Leela

Leelavathi is an actress, film producer, writer, and philanthropist. She has been prominent since 1958. Leelavathi was given the name Leela Kiran in 1938 in Mangalore, Madras Presidency , British India.

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Leela was born on May 6th, 1951 in Coonoor.

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Leela James is a soul music, contemporary r&b, and blues singer-songwriter. She has been prominent since 2003. Leela was born Leela James on June 2nd, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Leela Naidu was an actor and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1992. Leela was born in 1940. She died on July 28th, 2009.

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Leela Mishra was an actress. Her career lasted from 1936 to 1986. Leela was born in 1908 in Jais. Leela is also known as Leela Misra. She died on January 17th, 1988.

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Leela was born in 1966.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leela

Turanga Leela is a captain of the planet express spaceship and sea captain.

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Kulappulli Leela is an actress and serial actress. Her ongoing career started in 1998.

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P. Leela was an indian classical music, playback singing, and playback singer musician. She was most prominent from 1949 to 2005. P. was given the name Porayathu Leela on May 19th, 1934 in Chittur, Palakkad, British India. She left this life on October 31st, 2005.

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How popular is the baby name Leela in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1898 5 5 0
1918 5 5 0
1920 5 5 0
1941 5 5 0
1942 5 5 0
1947 6 6 0
1952 5 5 0
1953 5 5 0
1954 7 7 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 7 7 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 9 9 0
1966 10 10 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 10 10 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 13 13 0
1975 8 8 0
1976 14 14 0
1977 13 13 0
1978 14 14 0
1979 15 15 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 8 8 0
1983 20 20 0
1984 23 23 0
1985 15 15 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 21 21 0
1988 14 14 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 25 25 0
1991 17 17 0
1992 19 19 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 23 23 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 16 16 0
1997 17 17 0
1998 18 18 0
1999 28 28 0
2000 42 42 0
2001 39 39 0
2002 46 46 0
2003 69 69 0
2004 70 70 0
2005 74 74 0
2006 123 123 0
2007 126 126 0
2008 134 134 0
2009 141 141 0
2010 134 134 0
2011 201 201 0
2012 209 209 0
2013 226 226 0
2014 218 218 0
2015 204 204 0
2016 232 232 0
2017 216 216 0

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Fun Facts about the name Leela

  • How Popular is the name Leela? Leela is the 5,155th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Leela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,060 babies born with the first name Leela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leela to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Leela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leela is Tuesday, May 21st, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Leela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leela was in 2016 with a total of 232 babies.
  • Random Leela Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leela is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Leela: Your name in reverse order is Aleel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laele. How do you pronounce that?

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