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Gender: F Meaning of Lila: "night" Origin of Lila: Arabic Lila's Popularity in 2013: #192

Lila is one of the names with a double l sound -- Lila, Lola, and Lily -- that have recently caught on, and we must admit we love -- make that love love love -- them all. Sultry and forceful, Lila has a slight Near Eastern tinge. In Hinduism, Lila is a conceptualism of the universe as a playground of the gods

The only caveat: As a group, the double l names have gotten so stylish so quickly that they're verging on full-blown trendiness and tend to blend into one another. So while there may not be another little girl named Lila in town, between those named Lillian, Lily, Layla and so on, you may feel there's a double l overload.

Lila has been a recent hot TV character name, seen on such shows as Damages and Dexter, as well as Friday Night Lights, where the name is spelled Lyla--another trendy version.

Trivia tidbit: Diane Sawyer was born Lila Diane.

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Famous People Named Lila

(Ana) Lila Downs (Sánchez), Mexican-American singer-songwriter
Lila Karp, American feminist novelist
Elizaveta Nikolayevna "Lila" Kedrova, Russian-French actress
Lila Lee (born Augusta Appel), American actress
Lila Elaine McCann, American country music singer
(Lila) Diane Sawyer, American news reporter
Lila Prap, pen name of Lilijana Praprotnik Zupančič, Slovene children's author and illustrator
Lila Amen, American reality TV personality ("All American Muslim")
Lila Grace Moss (b. 2002), daughter of model Kate Moss
Lila Cassidy, daughter of actor Shaun Cassidy
Lila Geary, daughter of actors Laura Fraser and Karl Geary
Lila Addison Jones, quintuplet daughter of Casey and Ethan Jones of TV's "Quints By Surprise"

Pop Culture References for the Name Lila

Lila, character on TV's 'Deadwood'
Lila West, character on TV's 'Dexter'
Lila Fowler, character in the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal
Lila Zacharov, character in The Curse Workers trilogy by Holly Black
Lila Morgan, character on TV's "Angel"
Lila Wate, character in the Beautiful Creatures series
Lila, Grace's daughter on TV's "Will and Grace"
Lila "Fantasia" Walker, character in movie "One False Move"
Lila Robinson, character on TV's "Pushing Daisies"
Lila Pilgrim, character on TV's "Endeavour"
Lila Sawyer, character in animated series "Hey Arnold"
Lila Mayfield, main character in comic strip "The Meaning of Lila" by John Forgetta
Lila Stanguard, character from How to Get Away with Murder

Layla, Leila, Lilah, Lyla, Lylah

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