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Meaning and name origin

Lilah \l(i)-lah\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew, Arabic and English origin, and the meaning of Lilah is "languishing, lovelorn, seductive; night beauty". Lilah is a variant of Delilah (Hebrew); biblical: the woman who beguiled Samson into revealing the secret of his superhuman strength. Also a variant of Leila (Arabic): used by authors for the names of exotic female characters in the early 19th century. Lilah is also used as a variant of Lila (Arabic), Lyla (English).

Lilah has 10 variant forms: Laila, Layla, Leela, Leelah, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lylah.


Lilah is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lilah for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lilah name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lilah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Layla (#29), Delilah (#130), Lyla (#140), Laila (#149), Lila (#183), Leila (#241), Lilah (#312), Lylah (#614), Leyla (#686), Lelia, Leilah, Lela and Lelah. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Layla, Delilah, Lyla, Laila, Lila, Leila, Lilah, Lylah, Leyla, Lelia in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leilah, Lela, Lelah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lilah is also pronounced similarly to Lala, Laleh, Laliah, Laylah, Lili, Lilia, Lilie, Lilla, Lilli, Lilly, Lilo, Lily, Lola and Lula. Other suggested similar baby names are Eilah, Gilah, Lidah, Lil, Lilac, Lilach, Lilas and Linah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lilah.