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Twyla 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.
Baby names that sound like Twyla are Tayla and Tyla.
Popularity of Twyla
Twyla is a very popular first name for women (#1412 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Twyla for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Twyla with its variant forms and related girl baby names.