Twila Name Meaning & Origin

Twila

Pronunciation: TWY-lə (key)

Related Names:

Twilla, Twyla

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Nicknames for Twila

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!

Meanings and history of the name Twila

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

Twila Paris, a wonderful Christian Singer. Twyla Tharp is a famous dancer and choreographer.

Twila in song, story & screen

There's a cat named Twyla in the CGI computer-animated movie "Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses".

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