What does Twyla mean?
Twyla /tw-y-la/ as a girls' 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 type 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.
(female) Tilla, Tiyla, ..
(male) Twylao, Twytal, ..
How popular is Twyla?
Twyla is a very popular first name for women (#1412 out of 4276, Top 33%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Twyla for girls. Twyla entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #859 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Twyla and corresponding names. Willa (#549 last year), Wilhelmina (#1876), Wylma, Twilla and Twila are the prominent varying forms of Twyla. These relations of Twyla were at the apex of their popularity during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.1%) and have become significantly less conventional since. Willa has generally been popular among parents, while forms such as Twila have lost favor.
Twyla is pronounced similarly to Tahlia, Talea, Tali, Talia▲, Tallia, Tally, Tallya, Talya, Tayla, Teela, Tilli, Tilly, Tola, Toolia, Toolya, Toulia, Toulya, Tula, Tulia, Tulla, Tullia, Tully, Tulya, Tyla and Tylee. Other recommended names are Ayla▲, Bayla, Beyla, Byla, Cayla▼, Dayla, Gayla▼, Jayla, Jeyla, Kayla▼, Keyla▲, Kyla, Layla▲, Leyla▲, Lyla▲, Myla▲, Nyla▲, Rayla, Shyla, Skyla▲, Taya▼, Tecla, Tekla, Tesla, Teyna, Thyra, Toya, Tsila, Tyra▼, Tyta, Tzila and Xyla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Twyla.