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What does Eila mean?

Eila Pronunciation of Eila [eila] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eila is "tree". Diminutive of Ilana or possibly Eileen.

Associated with: tree.


Eila has 5 variants: Eilah, Eilona, Ela, Elah and Ila.

10 more different relations via Eileen, Ilana: Eilean, Eilena, Eilene, Eiley, Eilin, Eily, Elana, Illa, Lena and Lina.

Creative forms:
(female) Eina, Elila, ..

(male) Eile, Eise, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eila Jayla (E.J.), ..

How popular is Eila?

Eila is an uncommon given name for females. Eila is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Lena (#272 from recent data), Eileen (#694), Lina (#857), Ila (#1184), Elana (#1522), Eilene, Ela, Illa and Ilana are the popular varying forms of Eila (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Eilin, are seldom used. These relations of Eila were popular as baby names 125 years ago (average #1167) and have become much less common since (#1392, 75% less usage), with forms like Ila becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eileen, Eilene, Ela, Elana, Ila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilana, Illa, Lena, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eila is pronounced similarly to Aila, Aili, Ailie, Ailli, Ali, Aliya, Allia, Ally, Alya, Eli, Elia, Ellee, Elli, Ellie, Elly, Eulia, Ili, Olla, Oula, Ula, Ulla, Ulli, Willa, Willy and Yulla. Other recommended names are Baila, Billa, Cilla, Dila, Ealga, Efua, Eidra, Eilat, Eir, Eira, El, Elan, Elda, Elida, Elka, Elle, Emila, Emina, Enda, Enya, Erda, Erga, Erica, Erika, Erla, Esma, Etha, Etta, Evia, Fila, Gaila, Geila, Gila, Hala, Kala, Kyla, Lila, Lyla, Mala, Mila, Naila, Neila, Nela, Nila, Simla, Sula, Tsila, Tyla, Xyla and Zila. These names tend to be more commonly used than Eila.

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