Gender: Female Meaning of Kalila: "beloved" Origin of Kalila: Arabic

Kalila Origin and Meaning

The name Kalila is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "beloved".

The lilting name of a range of mythical mountains, with an extensive menu of spellings, and a more unusual way of fitting in with current favorites Lila and Lola.

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KWhel Says:


It’s meant to be pronounced “Ka-Lee-La”

I’ve posted a full pronunciation up the top......🙂

KWhel Says:


The original spelling is “Khalila”
this way is a variation.

With this variation it’s pronounced “Ka-lee-la”

The original variation is pronounced similarly with ‘kh’ from the back of the throat “Kh-a Lee La”

ziggywiggy Says:


One of my friends is actually named Kalila! I had never heard of it before her and haven't heard of anyone else with this name since (or even hear the name being talked about). My friend pronounces her name ka-LEE-la

Wittyusername103 Says:


I actually knew a Kalila and that's how she pronounced it. She may have been unusual though.

islandgirl Says:


I think it's got to be Ka-Lie-La or Ka-Lee-La. There are two L's in the name--both should be pronounced.

Wittyusername103 Says:


No Ka-Lia.

indiefendi2 Says:


this is gorgeous! I'm putting this on my list. Some K names really strike me. 😜🌺

BabyNameCrazy95 Says:


Said like it sounds right Ka-Lila x