Lila Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \l(i)-la\
Number in U.S 👶 68,000
Rate in 2021 500
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 Arabic

Meaning of Lila

The name “ Lila “ is an Arabic name that has been used all around the globe. There is a version that is Hebrew meaning “ nigh “.  Other versions are “ Lyla “ and “ Lilah “. As a name it means “ night “, “ beauty “ and “ dark beauty “.

Also the name “ Lila “ is a common Indian female name meaning “ Beauty “. Also the name “ Lilavati “ is a variant of this name that is also the title of a twelfth century mathematics treatise. The related names can be “ Laila “, “ Layla “, “ Leïla “ and “ Leyla “.


Popularity of the name Lila

The name “ Lila “ is not a common name in West Virginia based on the data by researches in the year 1948. Only 5 newborn babies were named Lila in the year 1948. A total of only 421 babies also bear the same first name as your baby’s name during that year in the United states of America.

The highest recorded use of the name was in the year 2010 with a total of 1969 babies from the hear 1880 to the year 2018. Since the year 1880 to the year 2018, the name “ Lila “ was recorded 66591 times in the SSA public database. This name first appeared in the year 1880 and given to 36 new born babies. The name “ Lila “ became popular in the state of Idaho in the year 1931.

This name ranked 39 with 20 babies. Also the all time high record for this name was in the year 2008 in the state of Massachusetts with 94 baby girls. For the past 60 decades, the name “ Lila “ was recorded 30450 times in the SSA database. This name is a consistent top ranking girl’s name in the state of Idaho for 17.


Personality of the name Lila

L is for lively, your life is full of energy

I is for impressive, your list of qualities

L is for loyalty, that you show

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many

If you are named Lila, your heart’s desire is to become a leader. Actually you dislike taking orders and want to be in charge – the boss figure. You creativity allows you to find new solutions to old problems. You can generate ideas on the fly and want recognition for you efforts. You tend to avoid those who are needy and idle on their work.

In fact, one of your best traits is self – sacrifice. You like your work to be useful to others. When you feel anxiety, you tent to be clumsy. You most likely vocations are skilled worker in any field, philosopher anf adviser.


Famous people named Lila

Lila Downs who is a Mexican American singer

Lila Morillo  who is a Venezuelan actor

Lila R. Gleitman who is an American psychologist

Lila Roman del Rosario St. John


Similar names to the name Lila

Liam, Logan, Luna and Luke

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9/29/2022 2:24:42 AM

Yes, this is my name and yes people misprounce it if they are not Spanish spekaing. The name is transalted in French to Chimene which is terribly close to the word chimıre in English chimera (monster or better rare animal, that's what Ximenas are rare beautiful creative animals, Ximena

9/23/2022 6:13:36 AM

My name is Lilla prounounced as in Cilla, Vanilla etc, and i've never met another Lilla in person. Most people I'met have never heard of the name before which I like. I love my name!

9/17/2022 10:05:28 PM

To the two people that left the negative comments about this name, You're both idiots with dumbass names that are probably from the dumbass Bible. My son's name is Dax Junior. I'm pretty sure he's the only Dax Junior on'the plan't. Neither of us have ever had to go by our last name or needed a nickname. Even'though the name got popular about 10 years ago It's been my name for 45 years and yes from the adventurers. I'm really only posting cuz I'm curious to know if there's any other Dax that had the n'ts to name his son'that and have a Junior??!

9/14/2022 4:44:56 AM

No offence to all you Lilah's but, I'm having a new puppy and I'm calling her Lilah as my boy puppy is Levi and I love the name and think they go well together!

9/12/2022 8:07:38 PM

My name is elizabeth but have been known as lilia since i was a child a nickname that'stuck wont answer to any other name I only know one person with this name my partners aunt lila All my family children and grandkids know me as lilia Am very happy with this name love it

9/12/2022 12:46:48 PM

HI'my name is Lila (pronounced LYE-lah). People almost always pronounce my name wrong, (lil-ah, lil-ee, etc), and alot of the time it is spelled incorrectly (lilah, lyelah, and lots of other variations). I haven't met many people with the'same name as I have, but there have been a few. I'met an older woman (I'd guess around 50) in a clothing store one time, and my bus driver in elementary school knew someone named Lila, and I think that's it. I like my name and I am glad that my parents named me Lila. :)

9/11/2022 8:01:42 PM

Love it! Would love to use it for my daughters name, but when I ran it by my 10 year old daughter'she'said Lila-liar ~ now I'm not so sure!

9/4/2022 4:59:06 PM

My name is Lila. For the longest time, I never heard of any one with this name. Even now i've only met a couple othe's. My parents are Hispanic and my mom's name is also Lila but the way we say it in Spanish is lee-la. Lie-la just wouldn't make sense in Spanish. And I always get complements on how pretty my name is! :) I think the proper pronunciation in English might be Lie-la though, I still prefere Lee-la.

9/2/2022 4:10:30 PM

Our daughter is Lilla, and we had only ever heard of another when'the child actor Lilla Crawford from Into the Woods came onto the'scene (we thought we had made it up because we couldn't find it in any books or online). The irony there is that our daughter played Little Red in that Sondheim musical as well! Our Lilla was born in 2014. People seem to really like her name, but pronounce it Lylah on first reading. She loves her name and doesn't seem to mind the mispronunciation because Lylah is a perfectly lovely name as well.

8/30/2022 5:49:30 AM

My first daughter is due in three months and we're naming her Lila after my maternal grandmother's mother. It makes my grandma light up to think of putting her in the 'original' Lila's cradle, which we still have. didn't take any note of popularity or not when choosing - Looking at the peaks in popularity I think this is a throwback to honor grandmas past for many people choosing the name! since there's no spanish in the family, It's definitely pronounced 'Lie-lah' - meaning "Lilac," a favorite flower, in Spanish even if It's pronounced differently.

8/9/2022 5:39:36 AM

Thinking of naming our second son Jameson (which also means son of James not just Irish whiskey... for the haters info out there). I love the name I feel It's a strong name & does stand out from the crowd.

7/28/2022 5:26:06 AM

My names Lila ( lie-la) and I love it :) even'though people usually say it lee-la :( I think It's a really beautiful name :)

6/25/2022 8:36:00 PM

Lila (pronounced Lee-la) is the name for the colour purple in German. Maybe that's why some people are confused over the name's correct pronounciation, which is (at least in English countries) 'LY-LA'. Kate Moss called her little daughter Lila Grace!

6/24/2022 12:34:30 PM

we want to spell our daughters name maycee. i like the name but not too sure on the'spelling. whats does everyone else think???

6/14/2022 1:45:36 PM

Maybe It's me, but ever'since I was a kid and read the'sweet Valley Twins series, i've pronounced the name lie(long i sound)-la.

6/10/2022 8:11:42 AM

When I was growing up I did not like the name because it was sooo popular. I was born in 64 so right at the height of It's popularity. But, now I love it because there are not very many of them and it fits me. I am called Kat by my husband, his father and sometimes other family members and I love it.

6/1/2022 2:39:36 PM

My name is Lila and I'm from Macedonia. This name is rare name in my country. Someones say that is a flower name, like Lilac. It's also used for another name of violet color. It's pronounced Lee-la and It's sounds very graciously and sweet in same time. I know that this name is mostly used in arabic countries. I like my name a lot!!!

5/31/2022 5:36:54 PM

We liked the name Cara, but we wanted something even more unique. So we named our daughter Jara, pronounced Jare-a. We love the name, and we get comments about how beautiful it is! Jara is only 2 years old, so we don't know how she'll like her name when she's older, but we hope she'll love the unique-ness of it. We sure do!

5/25/2022 6:03:54 AM

My name is Lila pronounced as in cilla vanilla i wish m y mum had put an extra 'l' in my name to help people pronounce it right when i worked in a hospital in liverpool a lot of older people said they had a relative called Lilla i always thought it unusual saying it my way i would love a keyring with my name on it. It is good to know it is popular in Hungary I am from Liverpool born 1977.

5/22/2022 3:57:00 AM

We are going to build a house in France, and intend to call the house "savion". It has a French sound and means "new house" Appropriate eh?

4/29/2022 7:51:54 AM

I named my daughter Lila which i love but she is constantly referred to as Lee-la which i hate. She is only 9 months old and I am considering changing her name to Lyla so no one can get the pronounciation wrong!

1/27/2022 11:31:30 PM

My daughter's name is Lila Grace, she was 15 last Sunday. Her father is Algerian and the first name was his choice and I loved it and still do. I was disappointed when Kate Moss gave her daughter the'same name, I hope it does not become too popular as this was another reason I loved the name, it was not common 15 years ago!

1/10/2022 4:13:12 AM

My very first niece was born yesterday, and her name is Lila Grace after my grandmothe's. It couldn't be more perfect! (pronounced Lie-lah).

12/31/2021 8:57:36 PM

this name is very cool although it has many definitions to the name Ithink it is a very uneak name.

12/1/2021 12:43:30 AM

We chose Parker for our son because it is a name that has been in my family since 1858- a great great grandfather, a great great uncle and my grandfather. For me, there was no other name for a son. I laughed a little because a previous poster noted that their son was Parker Leonard... Not sure if Leonard is a middle or last name for them - Our son is Parker James Leonard.

11/30/2021 12:56:06 AM

My maiden name is Lilla. I have never met anyone else with this name, first or last. All my life most people tried to pronounce it with a "y" sound, like the'spanish double L.

11/27/2021 8:53:06 AM

I disagree. I beli've that it is pronounced Lye-la. I think that Lee-la is spelled Lela or Lelah

11/24/2021 3:00:18 PM

My grandmother's name was Lily, but she used Lila often. I pronounce it as Lie-la, it can also be pronounced Lil-ah as in Lillian, or Lee-la, or other ways, but the most I have seen is Lie-la and that is what I prefer.

11/16/2021 10:16:48 AM

My name is Lila (Lee-la). My dad named me after Leila Khaled, the Palestinian activist. Although there are only four letters in Lila, It's always mispronouned. I get called either Lie-la, or Lil-a even my own gramma calls me Layla. I love my name however you prounounce it cos It's short and sweet and has soo many different meanings in many languages.

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11/2/2021 4:52:48 PM

I love the name and the woman that has that name'sometimes people use Leela and she hates that but then she doesn't like her name but no matter I do.I think it is beautiful just like her.

10/26/2021 10:55:30 PM

We named our daughter (2 1/2 years) Raegan Elizabeth. There were two factors in choosing this name. My husband is of Irish descent and our other daughter (6) is Karrigan Rose. So the name needed to be Irish and end in gan. We fell in love with the name Raegan and it fits her perfect. We often call her RaeRae, Rae or Rae-El(combination of first and middle name). Her name is very rarely mispronounced and we often get complimented on how beautifully unique her name is. There have only been a couple instances of being compared to Ronald Reagan but that Isn't a bad thing. We couldn't imagine her name being anything other than what it is.

10/19/2021 5:04:30 PM

My name is Lila - sounds like lilac without the c. I love my name because it is unusual in Glasgow and I had never met anyone with my name till I'met my son's Mother-in-Law although he's is pronounced Lill-ah. I visited Tunisia a few years ago and they called me Layla!

9/30/2021 10:05:06 AM

My 6 month old daughter is Lila. I love the name but unfortunately, it often gets pronounced Leela or Lilla. I know some have suggested spelling it Lyla to avoid that problem, but I think the y makes it look "trendy," plus I didn't want it to be confused with Layla. I'm also a bIt'surprised at how many people are saying It's becoming too popular; in 2020 it was only ranked 155, and i've never personally encountered another child, or even an adult, named Lila! Hopefully it Isn't the next Madison, I dislike super trendy names.

9/25/2021 6:33:36 AM

I wonder why Lila got so much more popular recently. It's on my baby name list so that bums me out a little. The only Lilas (or Lilahs) i've heard of are Lila in Sweet Valley High and Lilah the evil lawyer girl on Angel. I guess there's one on Dexter, too, though my friends and I haven't gotten very far into the'series.

9/21/2021 9:13:48 AM

We just named our male Great Pyrenees puppy Gabriel - because he is a guardian dog and an angel. he's going to be huge and strong and white and he'll protect my grandchildren just as a guardian angel should. We love the name.

9/20/2021 12:11:06 PM

My name is Lilla, and I am from Hungary. I had many nicknames basically anything that'starts with L. And people pronounce it as LIE-LA most of the time. I have met people with the'same name and its popular in Hungary. Overall, I like my name because it is unique and not many people have it. I was born in 2006.

8/22/2021 7:11:24 PM

I named our daughter Lila but spelled it Lylah but people often call her Laylah by mistake.

8/22/2021 10:02:24 AM

We named our daughter Lillia. My husband and I both love it. It is more inter'sting than Lillian, and far less common than Lily. I thought I would end up calling her Lily, but I don't: I like it the way it is. It's unique and peoples' reactions are usually positive (although they say Lillia? to make sure they got it right.)

8/6/2021 12:35:24 AM

If our third baby (due Nov 2020) is a girl, her name will be Lila (Lie-la), older'sisters Mia and Nina. I LOVE the name but am slightly concerned that it will be pronouced incorrectly. Might consider Lilah or Lyla, but like the'spelling Lila best...

7/30/2021 4:48:18 AM

I named my daughter Lila Ann. My husband has loved this name for years! It is short, sweet and classy. Perfect fit for our baby.

7/5/2021 2:37:48 PM

I'm having a baby girl this spring and we're naming her Lila. I think It's sweet and classy and not too trendy. And with our last name is sounds very "old Hollywood". I'm so excited to use it.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Lila?
The origin of the name Lila is Arabic.
*️⃣ How many people are named Lila?
Almost 68000 people are named Lila.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Lila?
The names of Loleta, Lolita, Lilit, Lalita