Spelling variation of Lila, Arabic

Lyla Origin and Meaning

The name Lyla is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "night".

The Lyla spelling variation has now superseded the original Lila — the former remains on the rise while the latter is consistently falling in popularity.

Celebrity couple Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt recently used this version of the name for their daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt, born in August of 2020.

The Lyla spelling helps clarify the name's pronunciation, although if we had to choose, we'd stick with the classic Lila. Laila, Layla, and Leila are all further variations on the same theme.

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Famous People Named Lyla

  • Maria Luisa "Lyla" RoccoItalian actress
  • Lyla Foy aka WALLEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Lyla Pinch BrockCanadian Egyptologist
  • Lyla BergAmerican politician from Hawaii
  • Lyla PorterFollows, Canadian actress
  • Lyla Elichaoff (b. 2003)daughter of stylist Trinny Woodall and Jonny Elichaoff
  • Lyla Absolom (b. 2006)daughter of actor Joe Absolom
  • Lyla Coron (b. 2006)daughter of actress Cynthia Geary
  • Lyla Rose Hershkovitz (b. 2009)daughter of singer,songwriter Lisa Loeb
  • Lyla Beatrix Christabel Gilman (b. 2010)daughter of Lady Rose (Windsor) Gilman and George Gilman
  • Lyla Kelsey Finnegan (b. 2011)daughter of football player Cortland Finnegan
  • Lyla Jane Buttery (b. 2011)daughter of Thai actress Paula Taylor and Edward Buttery
  • Lyla Grace Oshie (b. 2014)daughter of ice hockey player TJ Oshie
  • Lyla Isabela Castillo (b. 2017)daughter of actress and author April Hernandez,Castillo
  • Lyla Aranya Wilson (b. 2018)daughter of actor Owen Wilson
  • Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt (b. 2020)daughter of Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt

Lyla in Pop Culture

  • Lyla Garritya main character on TV's "Friday Night Lights"
  • Lyla Lerrolcharacter in Superman comics
  • Lyla Michaels aka Harbingercharacter in DC Comics and TV's "Arrow"
  • Lyla Novaceka main character in the movie "August Rush"
  • Lyla Winstoncharacter on TV's "Sons Of Anarchy"
  • Lylamain character on Australian TV's "Mako Mermaids"
  • Lylacharacter in Disney TV movie "Let It Shine"
  • "Lyla" a song by Oasis