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What does Kalila mean?

Kalila [ka-li-la] as a girls' name is pronounced kah-LEE-lah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Kalila is "darling, beloved".

Associated with: arabic.


Kalila has 12 variants: Cailey, Cailie, Caylie, Kailey, Kaleila, Kalie, Kalilah, Kaly, Kaylee, Kayllie, Kylila and Kylilah.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kalika, Klaula, ..

(male) Kalika, Kalili, ..

How popular is Kalila?

Kalila is a rare given name for women. Kalila is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kalila and related names. Popular variation forms of Kalila (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Kaylee (#52 in 2014), Kailey (#476), Caylie, Kalie and Cailey. These relations of Kalila were favored as baby names a decade ago (usage of 0.67%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.41%, 38.8% less). (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cailey, Caylie, Kailey, Kalie, Kaylee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaylee outside U.S.

Similar Names


Kalila is alike in pronunciation to Callula, Kelila, Kelula, Kelulah and Kelulla. Other recommended names are Baila, Caila, Calida, Calina, Dalina, Daliya, Dalla, Danila, Fadila, Fazila, Galia, Galila, Galilah, Galilia, Galina, Gelila, Glila, Halima, Jalisa, Kaala, Kacia, Kadia, Kaela, Kaia, Kaija, Kaili, Kala, Kalea, Kalena, Kalia, Kalidas, Kalifa, Kalisa, Kalisha, Kalissa, Kalla, Kalli, Kallita, Kamila, Kamilka (see Camilla), Kamyla, Karida, Karima, Karita, Karla, Karlla, Kasia, Katia, Katina, Katiya, Katla, Keila, Kolina, Laila, Lalia, Lalika, Lalla, Malia, Malika, Malita, Nabila, Naila, Salima, Salina, Talia, Talisa, Valina, Valla, Zalia and Zalika. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalila.