The name Lila is a girl's name of Arabic, Hindi, Persian origin meaning "night". Lila is ranked #210 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".
From the experts:
Lila is one of the girls' 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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