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What does Lila mean?

Lila /lila/ as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Lila is "night". Short form of Delilah (Hebrew) "lovelorn, seductive". Philanthropist Lila Acheson Wallace.

Associated with: arabic, night (black).


Lila has 5 variants: Layla, Leila, Lilah, Lyla and Lylah.

Affiliated girl names: Dalila, Lillian and Lily.

Lila has 2 more different relations via Delilah: Dalila and Delila.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Lilai, Lilan, ..

(male) Lilan, Lilaw, ..

How popular is Lila?

Lila is a very popular first name for women (#469 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#81100 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lila for girls. Lila reached its top rank of #155 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is currently at #183. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lila name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Lila and corresponding names. Dalila (#1461 in 2014), Delila, Delilah (#130), Layla (#29), Leila (#241), Lilah (#312), Lillian (#25), Lily (#27), Lyla (#140) and Lylah (#614) are the popular alternative forms of Lila (#183 in 2014). These relations of Lila reached the top of their popularity in 2010 (median #481) and have remained as common to this day (#469, 6.9%). Lillian has historically been preferred by parents, though Lila has gained in usage over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lila, Dalila, Delila, Delilah, Layla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leila, Lilah, Lillian, Lily, Lyla, Lylah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Layla, Lillian, Lily, Lyla outside U.S.

Similar Names


Lila is pronounced similarly to Laela, Laila, Laily, Lala, Laleh, Lalia, Lalla, Lalya, Leala, Leelia, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lili, Lilia, Lilley, Lilli, Lilly, Lilo, Lola, Luella, Lula and Lulu. Other suggested similar names are Aila, Alla, Billa, Byla, Dila, Eila, Fiala, Fila, Gila, Glila, Illa, Isla, Keila, Lal, Leia, Lia, Liba, Licha, Lida, Lil, Lilac, Lilas, Lina, Linda, Linea, Linn, Lira, Lis, Lisa, Lisl, Lita, Liva, Liya, Liza, Lizz, Luba, Lyra, Mila, Neila, Nila, Nula, Odila, Olla, Orla, Simla, Sula, Tola, Willa, Zila and Zilla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lila.