What does the baby name Jela mean? Learn about what Jela means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Jela - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Jela
J-E-L-A, is a 4-letter female given name.
Meaning of Jela
Father suffered during birth.
Origin of Jela
The name 'Jela' has multiple origins and can be found in different cultures around the world. In Swahili, 'Jela' means 'prisoner' or 'inmate'. In Serbian, 'Jela' is a diminutive form of the name 'Jelena', which means 'bright' or 'shining'.
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Popularity of Jela
The popularity of the name 'Jela' varies depending on the culture and region. In Swahili-speaking countries, where the name means 'prisoner' or 'inmate', it is not a commonly used name. In Serbian-speaking countries, where 'Jela' is a diminutive form of 'Jelena', it may be used as a nickname or a given name, but its overall popularity is not high.
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Etymology of Jela

The etymology of 'Jela' can be traced back to different linguistic roots. In Swahili, the name is derived from the word for 'prisoner' or 'inmate'. In Serbian, 'Jela' is a diminutive form of 'Jelena', which itself is derived from the Greek name 'Helenē', meaning 'light' or 'torch'.

Cultural Significance of Jela

In Swahili culture, the name 'Jela' may not hold significant cultural or symbolic meaning beyond its literal translation as 'prisoner' or 'inmate'. In Serbian culture, however, the name 'Jela' as a diminutive of 'Jelena' can carry personal or familial significance, as it represents a shortened or affectionate form of the name 'Jelena'.