Lela is a girl name and means black beauty. It is a Kiswahili name and its pronunciation is \l(e)-la\. Other similar names and variants include: Cela, Dela, Lea, Leda, Leia, Leila, Lena, Leta, Leya, Mela, Nela, Sela. Lela is a very popular first name for women (#485 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women.

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Lela Rochon
Lela Rochon

Born on April 17, 1964

  • Age: 56
  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 4
Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale

Directed by: Forest Whitaker

Starring: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon

Gang Related

Gang Related

Directed by: Jim Kouf

Starring: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid

Knock Off

Knock Off

Directed by: Hark Tsui

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon, Paul Sorvino

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Directed by: Gregory Nava

Starring: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lela a popular name?

Over the years Lela was most popular in 1901. According to the latest US census information Lela ranks #161st while according to famousnames.vip Lela ranks #2nd.

How popular is the name Lela?

According to the US census in 2018, 136 girls were born named Lela, making Lela the #1574th name more popular among girl names. In 1901 Lela had the highest rank with 443 girls born that year with this name.

How common is the name Lela?

Lela is #1574th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Lela more popular ?

The name Lela was more popular in 1901 with 443 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Lela

The last time a baby was named Lela was in 2018, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2018 are named Lela?

In 2018 there were 136 baby girls named Lela.

Who is a famous person named Lela?

There a several famous people named Lela, for example actor Lela Rochon, actor Lela Small.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Lela?

A famous actor/actress named Lela is Lela Rochon, starring in 4 movies, including Gang Related and Why Do Fools Fall in Love.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Lela?

There are 2 actors named Lela including Lela Rochon and Lela Small who appeared in movies such as Gang Related and Fight for Your Life.