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What does Lyla mean?

Lyla \l(y)-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.

For more information, see also the related girl name Laila.

Lyla has 2 more alternative forms via Delilah: Dalila and Delila.


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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lyla for girls. Lyla entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #127 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #140. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Lyla and related names. Popular variation forms of Lyla (#140 last year) are Delilah (#130 last year), Laila (#149), Lila (#183), Leila (#241), Lilah (#312) and Delila. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in 2011 (usage of 0.6943%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.6921%, down 0.3%). The most trendy girl names in this compilation are Delilah (#130), Lilah (#312), Lyla (#140), Leila (#241) and Laila (#149), and there is a rekindling in baby name popularity for Delilah, Leila, Lilah and Lyla. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Delila, Delilah, Laila, Leila, Lila, Lilah, Lyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lyla is pronounced similarly to Laela, Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lalya, Layla, Laylah, Leala, Leela, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leola, Leyla, Lili, Lilia, Lilla, Lilo, Lily, Loela, Lola, Lolla, Lula, Lulu and Lylah. Other recommended similar baby names are Ayla, Byla, Kyla, Lal, Lil, Lyda, Lyna, Lyra, Lysa, Lyza, Myla, Nyla, Tyla and Xyla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lyla.