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

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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

Lila Downs, Mexican singer
Lila Karp, American writer and activist
Lila Kedrova, French actress
Lila Lee, American actress
Lila McCann, American country music singer
(Lila) Diane Sawyer, American news reporter
Lila Grace Moss (b. 2002), daughter of Kate Moss
Lila Cassidy, daughter of American actor Shaun Cassidy
Lila, daughter of Scottish actress Laura Fraser
Lila Addison Jones, daughter of Casey and Ethan Jones (one of the quintuplets from the TLC show "Quints By Surprise")

Pop Culture References for the Name Lila

Lila, character on HBO's 'Deadwood'
Lila West, character in the US series 'Dexter'
Lila Fowler, from the book series Sweet Valley High
Lila Zacharov, character from The Curse Workers trilogy by Holly Black
Lila Morgan, character on TV series "Angel"
Lila Wate, character in "Beautiful Creatures" series
Lila Amen, TV personality on "All American Muslim"
Lila - Grace's daughter in Will and Grace
Lila "Fantasia" Walker, from the movie "One False Move"
Lila Robinson, character in the TV series "Pushing Daisies"
Lila Pilgrim, singer played by Rachel D'Arcy in the TV series "Endeavour"
Lila Sawyer, character in the Nickelodeon animated series Hey Arnold

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