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  • Records indicate that 12,884 girls in the United States have been named Lelia since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1919, when 316 people in the U.S. were given the name Lelia. Those people are now 98 years old.

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  • "Another Lelia in the house!!lol Except for me the "i" is silent and in my house we pronounce it Le-la. As most Southerners who like to drop letters the "i" was lost in the very I love the way my name is pronouced and yes I'm still called layla, leeya, lila, leelea. I don't mind the mispronunciations as long as they don't call me "Mabel".hahaha This is true, I was called Mabel, go figure!!!" Feb. 17, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Mother was named Lelia. She was Italian and the name is fairly popular their. It is my middle name and my 5 year old granddaughter's name. In Italy it is pronounced Leylia. It is easy for my granddaughter's friends to pronounce. Adults only mess it up. My mother loved her name, but because people couldn't wrap their tongues around it, she was called Lilly. I go crazy if people call my granddaughter Lilly. It is currently the in thing to have a different name. Very few Marys and Janes around." Dec. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "For me it is an old, revered name from England, named for my sweet grand mother born in 1900, named after an old English aunt, I say my name rhymes with Celia but is Lelia" Feb. 12, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Lelia. She is named after my mother, who was named after HER maternal grandmother. We know have a every other generation thing going. We pronounce it like Celia with a L" Feb. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "daugheter names Lelia after her great grandmother and great great aunt. we tell people it's pronounced like Celia or delelia without the de." Jan. 30, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my middle name is Lelia, after my great Aunt. I love it and might name my daughter Lelia. I wish there was more information on the meaning of the name. I pronounce it Leel-ya (like Celia with and L) but my step-mother swears its pronounced Lee-ah. I attribute this confusion to my great aunt's deep southern drawl when asked her name. I love the unique factor of the name,I've never met another Lelia." Jan. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I names my daughter Lelia..I found her name on a sight and thought it correctly named her, "drak beauty or dark haired beauty" i say it the way it's spelled le-li-uh and lots of people still mess it up. Beautiful name!" Jan. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's name is Lelia, but she always went by her middle name. Mostly because no one could pronounce it correctly. But my wife and I are having our third child and were thinking of the name Lelia, if it is a girl. But very cool to see other people with that name, as my mother was the only one i knew who had that first name! Very cool!!" Aug. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelled Lellia I was name after my Grandma" Jul. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi, my name is Lelia. some times i hate my name because every time I meet a new person I have to explain my name. Most the time I like my name. The way I explain it is lil-ya, so that is the way they remember it a lot of times. Its nice to know i'm not the only one with my name. I was named after my great grandmother. In my mom's side of the family, its a family name, so a lot of my cousins and my moms middle name is Lelia. I sill havent meet anyone with this name in person, but i hope i do soon. Also, my dad is in the military so we move around a lot, and my teachers can never say my name right. some times i wish i had a normal name, but this is the way it is, so i live with it." Nov. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is Lelia, and I to was named after my grandmother on my mothers side. So funny to hear & see all these accounts on the mis-spelling & mis-pronouncing of this name...I always have to correct people on the spelling & pronounciation. I'm really glad my name is Lelia as it is a good old classic name & unusual!! For many years I did not know anyone else with this name, it is great to see that there are many other Lelia's out there in the world!!It makes the world a brighter & more special place!! ;)" Sep. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "How great to see all these other Lelias! I pronounce my name Lee-la. Like the commenter on Mar 06 2010, I too was named after my great-grandmother. Also like so many of the Lelias here, I am consistently amazed--and amused--at the many ways people misspell and mispronounce my name. That said, I've gotten countless compliments on the name as well--let's hear it for Lelias!" Jun. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is a Lelia (rhymes with Celia or Delia), and she is named for my grandmother, who is still living (age 85). My grandmother was named for HER grandmother, so the name "Lelia" goes back at least 6 generations in our family. In addition to my daughter and my grandmother, there are two other Lelias in our immediate family right now. I love the name--and my daughter (who is 10) does too! I've only met one other Lelia outside our family, though--so it's really interesting to see so many others here (and to see that the name is pronounced so many different ways)!" Feb. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia too! Mine is pronounced Lil-ee-yuh. I was named after my mom's best friend :) My nickname is Lily." Jan. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my first name is Lelia and i was named for my mother (and my great grandmother). i've never met another Lelia so this is fun to see. I pronounce my name like Celia with an L. GO LELIAs!!" Dec. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Lelia too. I ran across this site when I was looking for the translation of my name. This is too hilarious. I thought I was the only one who spent everyday correcting peeps on the spelling of my name. I was named after the midwife who delivered me. Being from Georgia, we can place I's in thing just for decoration. So the way I pronounce my name is drum roll "Le-la. The "I" is silent. I tell peeps, the I is there to make my name look even" Apr. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first daugther Lelia Jane, after her great-great grandmother. We pronounce it Lee-le-uh. A beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl." Mar. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I love the way you say Lelia in German.(Lea-lia) In English, everyone calls me Ley-lia. In French you pronounce it Leh-lia too. Everyone either spells my name:Leylia, Lilia,Lela or Lelya. Very rarly my name is spelt Lelia. Even my school mates spell it wrong, except for one or two. That's it for now, Lelia Weyrich (Vey-rish)" Feb. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! Im Lelia. I live in NYC, I'm Argentinean, I feel great that all of you have been going throw the same thing... Nobody knows how to pronounces it right! Agree everyone loves it, but still don't get it! Cheers to all, Lelia." Feb. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia and I got that name from my granny! People always have a hard time with that name, but as I get older I find more adults pronounce my name right. It depends. All in all that name is unique and I'm proud to have it. My name is pronounced Leela." Nov. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello Lelias - all of you - you have a lovely name. For my family tree, I'm trying to find information about Lelia Smith born in Iowa in 1882(ish). Her parents were Robert H Smith ( born England 1843 ) and Lelia (maiden surname not known) born New York 1852ish. Lelia was living with her parents in Boulder County at the 1900 census. If she's your greatgrandmother, then we're realted and I'd love to hear from you.I live in New Zealand and am not sure if it's OK to post an email address here." Oct. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia and I too was named for my grandmother. She was born in Texas in 1900 and named for an old British friend of the family. After a lifetime of trying to give an example for the correct pronunciation (used by my family), I came up with "rhymes with Celia, but with an L". People seem to get that. Old friends call me Lily or Lil from school. Just found a more fitting meaning for my name for me: Italian Baby Names Lelia English translation/equivalent: Lelia Origin: Name of Latin origin meaning "joking, laughing, talkative." Very common in Rome and oftentimes the name of a character in plays. Name Day/Onomastico: August 11ýin memory of St. Lelia, Irish martyr of the 5th century also known as Lidonia. She was an abbess in Limerick, Ireland. I have always received compliments on my name." Jul. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im 41 as of today and I am also a Lelia (Lee-Lah). But of course no one pronounces it correctly or spells it correctly even if you tell them 15 times. One thing for sure everyone thinks its beautiful. I was named after my godmother who was an older woman. I found this out: In Arabic it means - Black or night. In Greek it means - well spoken. In Swahili it means - good. In Sanskrit it means-Divine Play !" Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia, I love it, I was named by my grandmother who had a friend with that name as a child. It is usually mispronounced, but I don't care. It's one of a kind." Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Lelia!! I went not knowing my great grandmothers name till the day she died., she was always just Grandma C.. The first time was when I looked at the funeral program. I thought it was beautiful and vowed to name my first daughter Lelia. I was a little iffy once the time had come up during conversations of family planning because I really want my child to have an arabic name. But I wanted to stay true to my word. so I looked up the meaning of Lelia and what do you know!!! It's an arabic originated name. I am so excite, I get the best of both! BTW My great gran pronounced it Lee-Lah, but I choose to go with Lee-Liah. I have never heard it pronounced that way... It's beautiful!" Mar. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named "Lelia" after my great-grandmother. It's pronounced Lee-Luh (think: silent "i"). It is pronounced wrong all the time. I've been called such things as Lee-lee-uh, Lil-ee-uh, and Lay-luh. One of my high school teachers and one of my graduate professors continued to call me "Lila" the whole time I was in class with them. I've never met anyone else with the same name, though I have been told "I know a Lelia" before (when I ask if it is both spelled and pronounced the same, people are generally not sure). I have had compliments on my name, and I think it's very nice not to have a common name so as to decrease confusion in school and other similar situations." Feb. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia I've only met one other Lelia and it was my aunt and my grandmothers name. I always have to tell people its like Delia with an 'L'. That works well, otherwise people get it really wrong. I have always loved my name and people are always complimenting it." Jan. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named my daughter (who is now 5) Lelia Catherine after her father's grandmother, and my great-grandmother. After I heard the name for the first time I fell in love with it, we didn't even have one alternate name selected" Jul. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in Dublin, Ireland. Lelia (LeeLeeYa) is my mother's name although at her baptism the priest insisted it could not be used as he had never heard of a saint with that name. So at baptism she was given the name Elizabeth but is now 87 & has been called Lelia her whole life. In fact the name is recorded as that of a little known girl in ancient Ireland regarded by some as a saint but the name is very uncommon today. My 6 year old daughter is named Lelia too. People are often unsure as to how to pronounce it which is surprising when it corresponds to Celia & Delia in phonic terms. The spelling Leila is also found in books of firstnames and an acquaintance of mine from the Philipines has told me it is a common name there but of completely different origin. I have also read that Leila is found as a name in the Islamic culture (from" Mar. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia, I am named after my great grandmother. Everyone around me pronounces it wrong, including my own learn to just awnser to anything b/c you know they mean you. We pronounce Lelia like lil-ya. Were from Louisiana so it done with a cajun accent !!" Mar. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia and it is often mispronounced but I always tell them it is okay but just don't forget to call me for lunch or dinner. My Aunt has the same name but goes by Pearl instead. I pronounce it as: LeeLeeah. I have only known about a couple of ladies with the name of Lelia. It is my first name but did not go by Lelia until much later in life. I have a personalized plate with the name Lelia on it." Feb. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia. I used to spell it "Leila" when I was in school. But no matter the spelling, no one could ever pronounce it right. I used to tell them its like Sheila, only with a Lee. I've been called Lisa, Lily, Leann(?), Lulu, Lila, my grandmother even called me Lillya. I know two other ladies with the same name but I would never change it. I love my name!!! Like me, it's unusual." Feb. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia. I was named after my grandmother born in Canada in 1910. The name is very pretty & unusual, that's why I like it. There is a Roman Catholic Saint, Lelia and there is a Lake Lelia in Texas!!! Google the name Lelia and you will be surprised how popular it was in the late 1800's and early 1900's up until the 1950's. Yes, it's mispronounced every day, but that doesn't bother me." Nov. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello I am 23 years old and Lelia. I love my name only because I am not the same old jenny or tiffany. Some people dont always say my name right... Had a gym teacher say it wrong for four years. But would not change it for the world. I love it!!" Oct. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My great grandmother's name was Lelia as was my grandmother's. I was named after both of them. I read somewhere that the names is a Roman clan name and another source said its Arabic and means Dark as night or was born at night. I love my name because not many people have it." Sep. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia, and though, like the person above, I've found nearly everyone mispronounces it, it has made me unique. A lot of people look at it and say Layla or Lay-uh or Lee-uh. I pronounce it Lee-lee-uh and Leelya, like the girl above, too. (Some people find Leelya easier to pronounce, it seems. I don't know why it is a hard name for some, but it is.) It is apparently tied to the name Elizabeth, and therefore probably has a connection to the meaning "consecrated by God." It also has been tied to a Latin male name, Laelius, which supposedly means "well-spoken." Just for fun: I was told by one lady from the Philippines that it is a fairly common name in some regions there. However, having lived 18 years in the USA, and going on eight months in Australia, I've yet to meet, face-to-face, another Lelia. That's rather cool, I think! I love my name. I was named after my great-great-grandmother. My name has also served me well online. Search for "Lelia" on Google. I'm the first one. ;)" Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my daughter Leila. It means dark beauty/princess. Or night. It is a beautiful name!" Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. Alot of people do pronounce it wrong, but no one pronounces it like my mother, including me. I pronounce it Lee Lee Ya. My mother rolls her L's. Sounds more like LeeLYA. I love the name, though. It was passed on to me from a great great aunt." Dec. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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  • "Hello, My name is Lelia too, I was named after my Irish Grandmother and she spelled her name Lela, she was born Lela Mae Patterson. My name is Lelia Marie, I have an extra (i) in my spelling of Lelia, probably added at the hospital upon my birth and never changed. Needless to say I love my name but have always had trouble getting people to pronounce it correctly, but I am use to it now. My parents gave me nicknames growing up like Lulu and Lucy belle because of everyone having trouble with the pronunciation of Lelia. Once I started school I learned my name was Lelia and not Lulu or Lucy or Coosie! However some family members insist on calling me nicknames after I have grown up. Sometimes that is irritating because I love that I was named after my Grandmother and I feel it disrespectful to call me a child nickname I only reserved for my Mother and Father who have long since passed. So I guess what I am saying is, I love that I was named after a very special lady and I proudly carry on the tradition!! A very proud and happy Lelia!! ;)" Jan. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am not named Leila . But I've come across several comments about Leila being strictly Arabic In origin. I knew a man from Afghanistan , his name was Sean. So please consider more than one origin of the name Leila. The name has 2 different orgins. I prefer the Irish because, I'm irish!!" Apr. 28, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thought it was hideous and weird as a child, (in the 60s - all Kathy/Cindy/Mary Lee/Debbie/Patty etc.) I gave myself nicknames as an adolescent, eventually grew to love it and feel it suits me very well indeed. I was named for a great-aunt and it is pronounced "like Delia or Celia."" Jul. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is LELIA. I was named after my paternal grandmother. One female in each generation since the mayflower was named LELIA.maybe that will help me with searching my geneology. My grandmother maiden name was Carter. They were in Virginia." Apr. 19, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is Lelia too. I was named after my mother who was named after her aunt.we are from Chicago by the way of the south. I pronounce it Lee-la, the i is just for decorm. Lelia meams tons of great things like:well spoken, dark haired beauty, saint, joking and laughing genius and i process all of those things and more. I always have trouble with people saying my name correctly especially all throughout school and everyone thinks their right. But i gld when people just ask me how to say it, that way i dont have to correct them. But i Love my name and i wouldnt trade it for any other name." Jan. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lelia is my middle name and I feel like I'm the only one on this site who pronounces it 'Lee-Lee-uh' but maybe I'm wrong..." Nov. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was my grandmother's name and I have never even heard of anyone else having this name. She was born @ 1892 in Missouri. The way she pronounced it rhymed with Celia and we called her Grandma Lee. I am delighted to find any info on this name." Apr. 24, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia, and I was named after my aunt who was born in 1909. I pronounce my name Leel-lee-ah, as my father's family did, but most people know me as Leah." Mar. 28, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "im currently pregnant (4 months) and i havent found out the sex of my baby yet. and today my mom said "if its a girl then name her after your grandmother Lelia" but when i was younger i could never pronounce her name or people couldnt either. so my mom finally told me how my grandma pronounced her name as Lee Lah the "i" is silent but i think im going with Le Liyah if its a girl now that will be her name!! now the trouble is the middle name" Sep. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia. I was named after my grandmother on my fathers side after she took care of my mom who had to stay in bed for 6 months to have me. It has always been difficult for people to pronounce. It is pronounced Lee..ya, with the i having a y sound." May. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi here's another lelia and i live in the uk. my parents were irish catholics and my mother found my name in a book of irish saints. all my life, although i like the name, i have had to explain that my name sounds like celia. i have been called every version under the sun and began to think that people i met were deaf! nobody would say it correctly.i have only met one other lelia and she was irish as well. i wouldn't change my name but i get really tired of being called lilia, leila, laya, amelia etc etc. dont even get me started on the spelling!!" Nov. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Lelia, named for my aunt who was born inm 1891. I was born in 1924 and when I was a youngster I knew five Lelias. When I went to college I became Lee Ann because the name was unfamiliar to everyone. When I married I made my husband practice pronouncing my name because I didn't want him stumbling over our vows. It's an old fashioned name and I'm sorry I'm not called LELIA. Yes, it's like Celia." Sep. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Lelia. I was named by my grandmother. She had a friend with that name, too. I'm the only one named Lelia in my country." Aug. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Grandmother's name was Lela and I used that name all my life...untill I got my birth certificate when I was younger and I guess the nurse who wrote it down spelled it Lelia. Now with the new drivers lisenese requirements, I have to legally use the misspelled Lelia but was not sure how to ever pronounce it. I am 55. I like La Lee'A. Using the E in Le that sounds like the e in the word "let". What do you think?" Mar. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm another Lelia. Named after my grandmother; my middle name is after my other g'mom and is also unusual. While my husband was training Kurdish soldiers in Iraq, they told him a Romeo and Juliet-like story in which Layla (which they insisted was my "real" name) was the heroine. They even helped him write "our" name in Arabic, having him practice over and over until he got it right." Dec. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Lelia too. pronounced Lee-lee-uh. But like many of you, people who meet me including my own family, pronounce it many different ways too. Sometimes it's a little annoying especially teachers in school never prounounced it the same. I did not name my daughter after myself! I was named after my grandmother. Sometimes I wish I had a different name but it is a pretty name." Apr. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, my name is Lelia. I'm American but I live in England, and in two countries, people spell and pronounce my name wrong, lol. I have recently been telling people to pronounce my name like Celia with an L, Celia/Lelia. I also answer to reasonable tries. My family calls me Leah, my kids know me as Leah, and many people say 'Leia' as in Star Wars, or Lilia. I used to be stressed a lot about how people pronounce my name (it IS unusual), but nowdays, as long as most people get it sort of right I don't worry about it. I am so glad there are other women with similar experiences with our name. I've enjoyed reading some of these entries. Long live LELIAS everywhere!" Mar. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im im another Lelia im 14 and will currently be 15 .., mine is pronouce lee-laah . i was also named after my grandmother.., i didnt know other people had my name and was named after their grandmothers too..,i too think its funny when people mess up my name and butcher the spelling but other times it gets old i get annoyed when people mess it up .., i really dont think its hard to pronouce.but i will always love my name because its not a often name." Mar. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia, I pronounce it Leel-ah. It was my great grandmother's name and of course NO ONE pronounces, it correctly but people always tell me that its a pretty name. Some days I like my name, but other days I just wish it was something different because I hate having to correct people constantly. I always laugh at how people have mis-spelled and butchered my name over the years, and it amazes me every time someone finds a totally new way to mis-spell or mispronounce my name that i would have never thought of. Most people eventually get it,while some just make up their own nicknames for me. I really didn't know so many people had this name, but I'm glad to know someone else out there understands." Mar. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Lelia...Pronounced Lee Lee uh. I was named after my mother's oldest sister. When I was a child, I did not care for my name because people mispronounced it so badly. I have spent quite a lot of time trying to get people to pronounce it correctly..And like others have said, once they say it right..they love it." Feb. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia (we pronounce it "Leh-lee-ah"). My father named me after his mother (he wanted to name me after Princess Leia but my mother wouldn't let him). I used to hate my name because no one could pronounce it. I had a teacher call me Leilani for two years and people still call me Leila. I kind of like my name now but there is no way I want to name my daughter after myself or my grandmother." Oct. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, I'm also Lelia, I was named after the wife of my mother's favorite teacher. I rarely meet people who understand my name at first, and I usually have to say it twice or even three times and not even then do they understand it :)) I have been told however, and I believe it myself too, that it's a beautiful and special name. Now that I know what it means I think it suits me perfectly :) I simply couldn't imagine myself having a common name, but I'm surprised to find out that there are so many Lelias out there." Jul. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia. I was named after my grandmother. Sometimes I like it and I do think it is a pretty name but I find it at times annoying that people cannot pronounce it and they have to ask again and again and in school all the teachers never could pronounce it correctly so you get Lila, Lillia, etc. I believe the correct pronunciation is Lee-Lee-uh. I'm so confused...I don't really know if that is the correct way to say it or not! LOL!! Even the members in my family all say it differently at times...oh well..." Jun. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia and I to was named after my grandmother, Lelia Smith from Sebec or Dovercroft Main USA. I also like the name and even though it is always pronounced wrong, I just tell everyone it is like Cleia, or also tow words "feel ya" but change the F to a L and it works. Love the name, but the world does seem to have a problem with it." Mar. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Lelia!! I went not knowing my great grandmothers name till the day she died., she was always just Grandma C.. The first time was when I looked at the funeral program. I thought it was beautiful and vowed to name my first daughter Lelia. I was a little iffy once the time had come up during conversations of family planning because I really want my child to have an arabic name. But I wanted to stay true to my word. so I looked up the meaning of Lelia and what do you know!!! It's an arabic originated name. I am so excite, I get the best of both! BTW My great gran pronounced it Lee-Lah, but I choose to go with Lee-Liah....It's beautiful!" Mar. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia! I was taught to pronounce it "Lay-Lee-Ah". I live in New York City. I have met a few women named of Leila, but I've never met anyone with my name. Most of the people I know call me me Lili, because they have such a hard time pronouncing my name!" Jan. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Lelia after my great grandmother and so few people could pronounce it that I started using my middle name as a child, I hated getting nicknames because people were to lazy to learn it, especially "Lee" or "Lily". I've always said it: Lill-ya, but sounding out Lee-lee-ya seems to force people to say it correctly over time. I love it now." Dec. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Meu nome é Lélia! Adoro esse nome, sagnifica: tagarela, elouquente, falante, flor, estrela! Minha mãe me deu esse nome porque ela tinha uma professora chamada Lélia! Beijo para todas as Lélia!" Jun. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lelia. I was named after my grandmother who was born in Louisiana in 1911. We pronounce it Lil-ya." Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my grandmother whose name was Lelia. I was named Shalelia (combining SHAron and LELIA together)but I go by Lelia a lot. My grandmother Pronounced her name Lee-La and I pronounce my name SHA-Lee-la. Everyone has a hard time with both, but most people love both names." Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leli. I love my name as it is unique. I have to correct people often as they misprounce it. The most common mispronounciation is 'Leila'. Think of 'Lillian' without the 'N'. My friends call me Lily." Jan. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, My name is Lelia, I am a fourteen year old tennage girl who lives on the East Side of Denver,Colorado. I love my name because it is unique and I inherited it from my dead grandmother!!!" Dec. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hallo there, My name is Lelia, as is my grandmother. We are the only two Lelia's I know. We are South African. I met an Austrian girl who said it means 'flower', as in lily in austrian. I liked that. yes, everyone always mispronounces it, so they just often call me Lee. but I'm glad it's not so common. it makes us special. I love my name !" Jul. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Greetings! I am hoping to choose Lelia as my new baby's name. But I have one problem-how do you pronounce it? I am searching all over and none of them seem to suit me. Please post if you know how to pronounce the name Lelia. Thanks!" Aug. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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