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  • proper n. A female given name, common in Georgia, meaning comes from a plant Scirpus (ლელი, ლელქაში)
  • proper n. A female given name, possibly a variant of Leila.


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  • Lela is both precocious and plucky, Rhonda Duhart says, able to count to 10 in Spanish, to 20 in English, and likely to stop during a walk to deliver a taekwondo-style kick to an unsuspecting tree trunk.

    Taekwondo hopeful Abdallah kicking to qualify

  • "Lela" runs Pole Control Studios on Pratt Street in Hartford, with three full-time employees.

    New Haven Advocate: News

  • Zoo officials said the name was selected over Lela, meaning "black beauty" in Swahili, and Makena, meaning "happy one" in Kikuyu.

    WAFB - Local News

  • Lela Designs ( "Lela"), the eco-friendly clothing company that is wholly-owned by Greenscape, is finishing its Spring 2010 selling season and has confirmed that the line will appear in 40 new retailers this upcoming season.


  • Richard Drew/Associated Press Lela Mc Arthur, left, and Stephanie Figarelle, of Anchorage, Alaska, posed for photos on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York after their wedding ceremony Tuesday.

    Be My Valentine!

  • It was designed by Lela Rose, a Dallas native, which made it that much more attractive.

    Sally Horchow: Very Good-Looking: For Mom, 2 Years Later

  • It's been more than a year since the first Edible Schoolyard meal at the fashion designer Lela Rose's TriBeCa apartment.

    Earthy and Edible Benefits

  • Lela Stalling of Pipe Creek, Texas; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a brother, Henry Ahson of San Francisco, Calif.; and two sisters, Judith Eaker of Reidsville, N.C., and Shirley

    Heroes or Villains?

  • One problem is that the biological clock changes in adolescence, making many teens want to go to bed and get up roughly two hours later than they did before reaching puberty—often meaning later than the 8 a.m. hour that many schools start, said Lela McKnight-Eily, a researcher for the CDC's Division of Adult and Community Health and the study's lead author.

    Teens, Too, Need Help With Sleep

  • Lela London noticed some elements that Jany borrowed from Alexander McQueen's iconic fall '08 collection.

    Harry Potter Designer Steals Alexander McQueen Design?


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