Lyla 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Lyla: "night" Origin of Lyla: Spelling variation of Lila, Arabic Lyla's Popularity in 2019: #120

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The Lyla spelling variation has now superseded the original Lila — the former remains on the rise while the latter is consistently falling in popularity.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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Rank in US: #120

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Daiseymae Says:


Leela is spelled this way: Lela.

MylesS Says:


Lyla is indeed pronounced "LIE-luh." It is both Arabic and Hebrew for "night" or "evening." And that's exactly how it's pronounced.

LV51sfan91 Says:


Just the country vibe I love in a name!!!

Lyla Says:


I pronounce Lila as LIE-la just like Lyla

Essa Says:


No need to apologise! Leela does sound like a very French pronunciation so that'll probably explain all your confusion!

Catastroffy Says:


So in English Lila IS usually pronounced the way I would Lyla. I see. The only Lila I have known with that spelling pronounced it like Leela, but the fact that her mother-tongue was French probably explains it.
Thank you for clarifying, and sorry about my mistake!

indiefendi2 Says:


I've only ever known Lila to be Lily with an a.

Essa Says:


I've only ever known Lila to be pronounced as LIE-luh. Hence how Lyla clarifies this pronunciation as it's less likely to be mistaken as Leela. I prefer the Lilah spelling though.

Catastroffy Says:


How does this help to clarify the pronunciation? Lila is pronounced like Leela, whereas I might pronounce Lyla "LIE-luh".

Swhitehurst Says:


We have a Lyla and I find that she gets called Layla a lot also. Frustrating but could be worse I guess :-)

Mmamaoftwo Says:


What a beautiful name! Simple yet feminine.

chellemma1 Says:


I fell in love with this name as a teenager because of the Oasis song - Lyla. I loved the song so I loved the name. I still think it's a great name, I also like the Lila spelling, I can never decide which I like better.

catnmiami Says:


We chose Lyla for our daughter and I love it. The only downside so far is she is often called Layla