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What does Lyla mean?

Lyla Pronunciation of Lyla [ly-la] as a girls' name is pronounced LYE-lah. It is of English origin. Possibly a feminine form of Lyle, or a variant short form of Delilah.


Lyla has 3 variants: Leila, Lila and Lilah.

Affiliated girl name: Laila.

Creative forms:
(female) Laula, Lyli, ..

(male) Lylaw, Lyli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyla Areli (L.A.), ..

How popular is Lyla?

Lyla is a very prominent first name for females (#2009 out of 4276, Top 47%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lyla reached its top position of #127 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #142. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Lyla (#142 from recent data) are Delilah (#116 from recent data), Laila (#169), Lila (#199), Leila (#247), Lilah (#314) and Lyle. These forms of Lyla were favored as birth names in 2014 (adoption of 0.7%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.7%, down 1%). Leila is more widely used than the rest, though Delilah is now the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyla, Delilah, Laila, Leila, Lila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilah, Lyle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lyla is pronounced similarly to Laily, Lala, Laleh, Lali, Lalla, Lallia, Lally, Layla, Leala, Leelah, Leilah, Lela, Lellia, Leola, Lili, Lilie, Lilla, Lilly, Lilo, Loela, Loelia, Loella, Lolly, Lula and Lulu. Other recommended names are Aila, Ala, Alla, Ayla, Byla, Cala, Dayla, Dela, Eula, Gala, Illa, Isla, Jayla, Jeyla, Kayla, Kyla, Lada, Lal, Lana, Lata, Lea, Leta, Leyna, Lil, Lilas, Lita, Lona, Lora, Luba, Lyda, Lyna, Lynn, Lyra, Lys, Lysa, Lyza, Mela, Mila, Myla, Nela, Nila, Nola, Nyla, Ola, Sula, Tayla, Tola, Tyla, Vala and Xyla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lyla.

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