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What does Lila mean?

Lila Pronunciation of Lila as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Lila is "night". Short form of Delilah (Hebrew) "lovelorn, seductive". Philanthropist Lila Acheson Wallace. Also form of Dalila. Also form of Lillian. Also form of Lily.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, night (black)


VARIANTS Layla, Leila, Lilah, Lyla, Lylah




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How popular is Lila?

Lila is a very popular first name for women (#469 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#81100 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Lila reached its top rank of #155 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is currently at #224. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Dalila (#1480 IN 2018), Delila, Delilah (#94), Layla (#27), Leila (#238), Lilah (#287), Lillian (#34), Lily (#31), Lyla (#128) and Lylah (#638) are the popular alternative forms of Lila (#224). These relations of Lila reached the top of their popularity in 2012 (MEDIAN #480) and have remained as common to this day (#471, 5.9%). Lillian has historically been preferred by parents, though Layla is currently more frequently used, while Lillian is now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lila, Dalila, Delila, Delilah, Layla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leila, Lilah, Lillian, Lily, Lyla, Lylah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Delilah, Layla, Lillian, Lily, Lyla outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lila is pronounced similarly to Laela, Laila, Laily, Lala, Laleh, Lalia, Lalla, Lalya, Leala, Leelia, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lili, Lilia, Lilley, Lilli, Lilly, Lilo, Lola, Luella, Lula and Lulu. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aila, Alla, Billa, Byla, Dila, Eila, Fiala, Fila, Gila, Glila, Illa, Isla, Keila, Lal, Leia, Lia, Liba, Licha, Lida, Lil, Lilac, Lilas, Lina, Linda, Linea, Linn, Lira, Lis, Lisa, Lisl, Lita, Liva, Liya, Liza, Lizz, Luba, Lyra, Mila, Neila, Nila, Nula, Odila, Olla, Orla, Simla, Sula, Tola, Willa, Zila and Zilla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lila.

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