What does Lila mean?
Lila /lila/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
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 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Lila and corresponding names. Delila, Delilah (#130 in 2014), 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 girl names were at the top of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.7299%). The most fashionable names for newborns among these are Delilah (#130), Layla (#29), Lilah (#312), Lyla (#140) and Lylah (#614), and there is a revival in birth name popularity for Delilah, Layla, Lilah and Lyla. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Lila▲ is pronounced similarly to Laela, Laila▲, Laily, Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lalya, Leala, Leela, Leilah, Lela▼, Lelah▼, Lelia▼, Leola▼, Leyla▲, Lili, Lilia, Lilie, Lilla▼, Lilli, Lillia, Lilly▲, Lilo, Loela, Lola▲, Lolla, Lula▼ and Lulu▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Aila, Dila, Eila, Fila, Gila, Lal, Lia▲, Liba, Lida▼, Lil, Lilac, Lilas, Lina▼, Lira, Lisa▼, Lita, Liva, Liya, Liza▼, Mila▲, Nila▼ and Zila. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lila.