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Lila

Charmingly old-fashioned names are having their day and Lila is no exception. It’s truly a multicultural name with Persian, English, French Sanskrit, and Latin origins, so pick the meaning you like from “dark-haired beauty” to “island,” and run with it. Just know that Lila is at the peak of its popularity in recent years, so yours probably won’t be the only one.

Origin

  • english: A pet form of Lilian or Delilah; from the island
  • latin: Lily
  • persian: Dark-haired beauty
  • sanskrit: Divine play, sport

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Writer Lila Mehta, Artist Lila Shelby

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Kate Moss, Daughter of Mark Feuerstein

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