Lyla: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lyla

Lyla

Pronunciation: LIY-lə (key)

Origin of the name Lila:

Derived from the Arabic leila (night, dark beauty) or the Persian leila (dark-haired). Its use in England began with George Byon's poem "The Giaour" (1813).

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Lila, Lilah

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My name is Lyla. Whenever someone asks my name and I tell them, they always say "That's a pretty name!" Or "that's beautiful." I never found it so special myself, but apparently, everyone likes it. Though, it is a pretty unique name. I have not met anyone in person with the name Lyla, let alone the same spelling. I like that, though, because it makes me feel special. However, when I was younger I remember always getting upset because they never had necklaces or mugs with my name on it, and now I think: Who care? Who wants to be like everybody else?
The odd person would pronounce it wrong, but now they almost never do.
I really like this name, but someimes the spelling is a little awkard. I sort of like the spelling "Lila" better, but they have the same pronunciation.
I definitely recommond this name for a nice, youthful family!

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My name is Lyla, and my friends call me "Lee-lie" or "Lula" but they're just being goofy. Normally they just shorten it to "Lye" like, "Lie," because it is pronounced "LIE-lah."

Meanings and history of the name Lyla: | Edit

Alterative spelling of Lila, possibly a feminine form of Lyle.

Famous real-life people named Lyla: | Edit
Lyla in song, story & screen: | Edit

Lila Fowler, character in the Sweet Valley High books
Lyla Lerrol, character in Superman comic books
Lyla Garrity, a main character (played by Minka Kelly) on the American TV series Friday Night Lights
Lyla, song by the band Oasis
Lyla Novacek, a fictional character (played by Keri Russell), in the movie August Rush

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