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Gender: Female Origin of Lula: Diminutive of any Lu name

The name Lula is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Lula and is often added to lists like Vintage Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "7 Daughters CAF".

From the experts:

Lula is one of the livelier nickname-names with the fashionable double-L sound: It joins Lulu, Lila, Lily, and Lou among the trendiest names today. Lula might be short for Talula and sisters or for Lucy or Louise, or may stand on its own two adorable feet. Lula was actually a Top 50 name in the late 1880's and continued in the Top 100 for a couple of decades more.

Bryan Adams named his second daughter Lula Rosylea, sister of Mirabella Bunny, and master character namer J. K. Rowling has a Lula in her novel The Cuckoo's Calling.

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Famous People Named Lula

Lula Carson Smith, birth name of Carson McCullers, American novelist
(Louisa) Lula Greene Richards, American poet and editor
Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter and mother of singer Stevie Wonder
Lula Ethridge Wardlow, American businesswoman, minister and politician
Lula Rosylea Grimaldi-Adams (b. 2013), daughter of singer Bryan Adams
Lula Rose Gardner (b. 2016), daughter of actress Liv Tyler
Lullah June Hull, daughter of musician Kid Harpoon and Jenny Myles
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva aka Lula, male president of Brazil

Pop Culture References for the name Lula

Lula, main character in David Lynch’s 1991 film “Wild At Heart”
Lula Landry, a character in J.K. Rowling's novel "The Cuckoo"
Lula Mae Barnes, birth name of Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Lula May, character in the movie "Now You See Me 2"
"Lula Walls," song by The Carter Family ("Such a star I've never seen/She's as pretty as a queen/She's as perfect as an angel from above")
Lula, European magazine
Lula, meaning "squid, cuttlefish" in Portuguese


paulapuddephatt Says:


I love all Lu names too, including this one. :-) x

paulapuddephatt Says:


So cute - extremely cute - more usable as a given name than Lulu, and also adorable as a nickname - love this name so, so much

heathergrey Says:


this might be slightly mean but i always think of lula as lola's ugly sister.

Wittyusername103 Says:


This is lovely!

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I used to love this name but now all I think of when I see it is the muscly, manly Flula Borg...

TheHumanCanvas Says:


I like Lulah with an -h, because it sounds quirky and girly, and also grounded.

Guest Says:


Our dog is named Lula lol

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I love this name! It's so cute and fun!

Guest Says:


I'm loving all Lu names lately. Lula is so quirky yet stunning to me.