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What does Lila mean?

Lila \l(i)-la\ 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.


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

For more information, see also related girl names Dalila, Lillian and Lily.

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


Lila is a very popular first name for women (#469 out of 4276, Top 11%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (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)

Top 1000 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. 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). This girl name is at the top of its popularity today. The most fashionable names for newborns among these are Delilah (#130), Layla (#29), Lilah (#312), Lyla (#140) and Lylah (#614), with Delilah, Layla, Lilah and Lyla having a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Delila, Delilah, Layla, Leila, Lila, 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, 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.