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Meaning and name origin

Lila \l(i)-la\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Layla, Leila, Lilah, Lyla and Lylah.

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


Lila is a very popular first name for females (#469 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lila for girls. Lila reached its highest rank of #155 in the U.S. in 2010 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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 popularity of the girl name Lila and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lillian (#25), Lily (#27), Layla (#29), Delilah (#130), Lyla (#140), Lila (#183), Leila (#241), Lilah (#312) and Lylah (#614). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Delilah, Layla, Leila, Lila, Lilah, Lillian, Lily, Lyla, Lylah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lila is also 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.