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Meaning and name origin

Twyla \tw(y)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced TWYE-lah. It is of English origin. Variant of Twila (English) "twilight, early evening". May be related to the French word for star, "étoile". Also possibly from "twill", a kind of cloth, or originated as an improvisation on Willa or Wilhelmina. Usage is probably due to dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp and to a character in a novel by Zenna Henderson.

Twyla has 4 variant forms: Tuwyla, Twila, Twilla and Twylla.

Twyla is also pronounced similarly to Tayla, Teela, Tola, Tula, Tulla and Tyla.


Twyla is a very popular first name for females (#1412 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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