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Akeelah is a baby girl’s name of Arabic origin that means “wise, intelligent”. Akeelah is a variant spelling of Akilah made popular by the 2006 movie “Akeelah and the Bee”. Akeelah is a popular spelling of the name in both South Africa and the US.

Meaning of the name Akeelah:

Arabic: intelligent, wise

Origin of the name Akeelah:

Akeelah is a baby girl’s name of Arabic origin that means “intelligent, wise”. It is a variant spelling of Akilah popular in South Africa.

Symbolism of the name Akeelah:

Akeelah means “intelligent, wise”. Common symbols of wisdom include water, owls, the moon, horses, and bears.

Style of the name Akeelah:


Gender of the name Akeelah:

Akeelah is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Akeelah:

‘a-KEE-lah, ‘A-kee-lah

Number of syllables in the name Akeelah:


Emotion evoked from the name Akeelah:

Akeelah evokes feelings of intelligence and inner strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Akeelah:

Akilah, Akila, Akeela, Aqila

Nicknames for the name Akeelah:

  • Aki
  • Kee
  • Keelah
  • Lah
  • Lala
  • Kay 

Popularity of the name Akeelah:

According to the Social Security Administration, Akeelah is a popular baby girl’s name. Akeelah was in the top 1000 baby names list for one year in 2006 when it ranked #708.

Related names for the name Akeelah:

Great middle names for Akeelah and their meanings:

  • Remi (oarsman)
  • Miriam (drop of the sea, bitter, beloved)
  • Faye (fairy)
  • Zoe (life)
  • Juno (queen of the heavens)
  • Avery (ruler of the elves)
  • Zara (blooming flower, God remembers)
  • Lila (night, play)
  • Talia (gentle dew from heaven, by the water)
  • Lilith (ghost, night monster)

Famous people with the name Akeelah:

  • Akeelah (Kenyan musician)
  • Akeelah Blue (American basketball player)
  • Akeelah Blu (American activist)
  • Akeelah Bertram (British sculptor)
  • Akeelah Bryan (American basketball player)

Akeelah in popular culture:

  • Akeelah Anderson (film, “Akeelah and the Bee”)
  • Akeelah (film, “Star Trek” series)
  • Akeelah D'Sena (video games, “Starbase 118”)
  • Akeelah Petrus-Jones (media, “Wings and Things”)
  • Priestess Akeelah (video games, “Guild Wars 2”)
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