Twila Name Meaning & Origin
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I am told it is from the Blackfeet indian tribe and was the name of a famous indian princess. It is supposed to mean wildflower. My parents found it on a Mission trip to Minnisota in the 1950s while working at a reservation in that area.
I think Twila's a beautiful name! It's not common and has a very pretty sound. I like the name Twila Ruth.
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I did not like my name when I was young as few could remember, spell or even pronounce it, however as I grew older it fit well with my artistic side. It is also a name that needs no last name and is very sophisitcated.
The name Twila has always been an opening to a start of a conversation. I have loved the name from a small child to date. No one really has my name and it is so unique. People always remember you because of your name.
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it is not easy to ruin this name though I have been called Twi, and sometimes people remember it wrong and call me Twilight.
I have been called, Twiles, Twils, Twiddles, Twids, tweaze, twizzle. I find that I always have a new nickname. Love it!
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The name Twila means light in dark places. I have been told that it means "morning star." I have also heard it could be Indian name-- HOWEVER, research on the internet reveal Twyla is supposed to be an English name that means " double woven." So, this is a mystery. My name has been spelled Twila, Twilla, and Twyla. When you look up Twyla, it will also tell you that the other two are variations.
I take the "doubly woven" to mean strong. I have also read that it is an African-American name...
In Zulu- thwala means "to carry". My parents took that meaning and gave me the middle name joy, therefore Twila Joy means "To carry Joy".
- Famous real-life people named Twila: | Edit
Twila Paris, a wonderful Christian Singer. Twyla Tharp is a famous dancer and choreographer.
- Twila in song, story & screen: | Edit
There's a cat named Twyla in the CGI computer-animated movie "Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses".