Lilla Name Meaning & Origin

Lilla

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Lilla is pronounced LILL-UH, not to be confused with the similarly spelled Lila/Lilah/Lylah (Lie-LUH.)

It can also be spelled Lillah.

Personal experiences with the name Lilla: | Edit

We are naming our daughter Lillah, due in July. We love the fact that the name is very unique (having not ranked within the top 1000 baby names in the US since the 1920s) and that it has special meaning for us, given that Elizabeth (the root name from which Lillah is derived) is the middle name of our daughter's grandmother and great-grandmother.

Nicknames for Lilla: | Edit

Our Lilla is nicknamed LaLa
Lil
Lil, Lily, Lilly, Lili, Lillie

Meanings and history of the name Lilla: | Edit

Lilla is of Hebrew origin, and is a diminuitive of Elisabeth, or Elizabeth, meaning either "oath of God," or "God is my satisfaction."

It is also a diminutive of Bethia (daughter or worshipper of God), and of Bethany, a New Testament village near Jerusalem.

Lilla is also derived from Lilac(the color or the flower) in Germanic languages and popular in Scandanavian countries.

Lilla is Sanskrit for 'humorous one'

In Swedish, Lilla means "little"

Famous real-life people named Lilla: | Edit

Lilla Crawford -Broadway star and Red Riding Hood in Disney's Into the Woods

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