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In Welsh Lael means "little flower of God". And in Arabic it means "Night". The name comes from Numbers 3:24 in the Old Testament, where Lael was the father of Eliasaph; the man in charge of the Gershonite tribe who took care of the fabrics of the Tent of Meeting (AKA the Tabernacle).
Amatire  4/28/2005
Lael Litke is an LDS author that wrote a lot of books for kids, like "Blue Skye" and "Getting Rid of Rhoda" etc. She is my grandmother's cousin and is very well known -- here in Utah, anyways.
CamilleTheGreat  6/20/2006
Pronounced lah-ehl.
Miss Claire  8/1/2006
I know someone with this name and she pronounces it lay-EL.
canuckflame  7/20/2007
My bible (which has all pronunciations) says it's LAY-el.
Aqua  8/7/2007
In Hebrew it's pronounced Lah-ehl as another said. Bibles have the pronunciation of names, but they are the English pronunciation. Like Jesus, his "real" name or the original Hebrew is Yeshua.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2008
I don't like Lael as a name. It seems too incomplete.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
I really like this name for a girl but I think the pronunciation would be confusing (although I actually like the name pronounced both Lay-EL and Lale).

A girl in my high school had this name and she pronounced it "Lale".
Kstar  8/11/2016

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