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My daughter is named Nilah. She loves her name and gets very good response to it. Quite a few people have told me of very elderly Southern ladies with this name. I think it was used around the turn of the century in the South. I found it in a baby book, but most name books and data bases omit it. We know a little girl with the middle name Nyla. Her mom says it is a traditional Inuit name, but I've found nothing to back up that statement.
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Nilah is the feminized version of Niles, meaning "warrior". It is of Brittish origin. Not to be confused with the Indian name Nila or Neela. Alternative spelling: Nyla
Nilah is an Arabic name for girls that means "water hyacinth", which is a group of beautiful flowering plants (scientific name Eichhornia). It can also refer to a navy blue pigment extracted from said plants.
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