Usage English (Rare)
Other Forms FormsLoélia, Loëlia, Loélie
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Contributor Contrib.Polly Names on 6/16/2011
Meaning uncertain, said to be a variant of Laelia (perhaps arising from a misreading of the ligature æ as œ). Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of Loel. A notable bearer was Loelia Duchess of Westminster (1902-1993), whose name Ian Fleming subsequently used for a character in his 'James Bond' novels.