Lyla Name Meaning & Origin

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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Related Names:

Lila, Lilah

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Nicknames for Lyla

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

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

Famous real-life people named Lyla

Lyla Rose Loeb Hershkovitz (b. 2009), daughter of American singer-songwriter, producer, touring artist, actress, author, and philanthropist Lisa Loeb

Lyla in song, story & screen

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

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