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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lyla mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Lyla

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Utah, U.S., the name Lyla means "Lyla is the feminine version of Lyle which means island so Lyla could be Island girl, Island beauty or. Night Fall".
  2. A user from Connecticut, U.S. says the name Lyla means "In English, it can be translated to 'Island Girl' as the feminine version of Lyle. In Arabic, it can be translated to 'Night.'".
  3. According to a user from Washington, U.S., the name Lyla means "Arabic 'night' or 'dark night'. English 'Island beauty".
  4. A submission from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Lyla means "Island Girl, feminine of the name Lyle".
  5. According to a user from Wisconsin, U.S., the name Lyla is of Jewish origin and means "Weak, delicate, island girl, decent of Delilah".
  6. A user from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Lyla is of English origin and means "Island girl".
  7. 3 submissions from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Lyla means "night" and is of English origin.
  8. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Lyla means "The darkest night".
  9. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Lyla is of English origin and means "Princes of the night".
  10. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Lyla means "Dark beauty".
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International Interest
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A spelling variant of Leila.

  1. A female given name from Arabic.

Notable Persons Named Lyla

Notable Persons Named Lyla

Lyla Garrity

Lyla Garrity is a college student at vanderbilt university and vanderbilt university.

Lyla Lerrol

Lyla Rocco

Lyla Rocco is an actress. She was most prominent from 1951 to 1964. Lyla was born on January 18th, 1933 in Italy. Lyla is also known as Maria Luisa Rocco.

Lyla Pinch Brock

Lyla Elliott

Lyla Elliott is a Member of the Legislative Council and for North-East Metropolitan. Her career lasted from 1971 to 1986. Lyla was born on July 2nd, 1934 in Geraldton.

Lyla Berg

Lyla was born on March 15th, 1951.


Fun Facts about the name Lyla

  • What name lists does Lyla rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Lyla? Lyla is the 1,333rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lyla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,059 babies born with the first name Lyla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lyla to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lyla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Lyla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lyla is Thursday, September 3rd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Lyla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lyla was in 2019 with a total of 2,435 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lyla!
  • Random Lyla Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lyla ranks 66th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 17 babies in New Hampshire have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Lyla: The name spelled backwards is Alyl. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ylal. How do you pronounce that?
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