Lila

First Name
65k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
304
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lila

User Submitted Origins

English
50%
Indian (Sanskrit)
8%
Turkish
8%
Hebrew
8%
Arabic
8%
Hungarian
8%
Scandinavian
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from New Hampshire, United States says the name Lila is of English origin and means "Beautiful Night".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Lila means "Angel".
  • A user from Hong Kong says the name Lila is of Hungarian origin and means "Purple".
  • According to a user from Illinois, United States, the name Lila means "Love".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Lila means "'The night'" and is of Arabic origin.

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Wiktionary

Variant of Leila or Lilah, depending on pronunciation; also associated with Spanish lila (“lilac”).

  1. A female given name.

Sanskrit लीला (līlā, “play, charm”)

  1. A female given name used in India. Alternative spelling: Leela.

    Notable Persons Named Lila

    Diane Sawyer is a journalist and television journalist. She has been prominent since 1962. Diane was given the name Lila Diane Sawyer on December 22nd, 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky, United States.

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    Lila Downs is a world music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1990. Lila was given the name Ana Lila Downs Sánchez on September 9th, 1968.

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    Lila Kedrova was an actress. She was most active from 1938 to 1994. Lila was born in 9 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She left this life on February 16th, 2000.

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    Lila Abu-Lughod is a scholar. Lila was born in 1952.

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    Lila was given the name Lila Grace Rose on July 27th, 1988 in San Jose, California, U.S. Lila is also known as Lila Grace Rose.

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    Lila Tretikov is an executive director of wikimedia foundation, wikimedia foundation, and executive director ofwikimedia foundation. Lila was given the name Lyalya Tretyakova on January 25th, 1978 in Moscow.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Lila

    Andi Lila is a soccer player for the PAS Giannina F.C., Besa Kavajë, Iraklis 1908 Thessaloniki F.C., KF Tirana, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Albania national under-17 football team, Albania national under-19 football team, and Albania national under-21 football team. Andi was born on February 12th, 1986 in Kavajë.

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    Elsa Lila is an opera, albanian and italian folk, pop music., and pop music singing. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Elsa was born Elsa Lila in 1981.

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    Vilson Lila is a soccer player for the KF Tërbuni Pukë, KS Kastrioti, FK Skrapari, KF Adriatiku Mamurras, and FK Kukësi. Vilson was born on October 6th, 1989 in Bulqizë.

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    Mario Lila is an athlete for the KF Tirana B.

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    How popular is the baby name Lila in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 36 36 0
    1881 42 42 0
    1882 65 65 0
    1883 69 69 0
    1884 73 73 0
    1885 62 62 0
    1886 69 69 0
    1887 74 74 0
    1888 88 88 0
    1889 113 113 0
    1890 120 120 0
    1891 128 128 0
    1892 147 147 0
    1893 167 167 0
    1894 161 161 0
    1895 175 175 0
    1896 201 201 0
    1897 176 176 0
    1898 208 208 0
    1899 190 190 0
    1900 268 268 0
    1901 181 181 0
    1902 239 239 0
    1903 206 206 0
    1904 259 259 0
    1905 211 211 0
    1906 242 242 0
    1907 218 218 0
    1908 254 254 0
    1909 259 259 0
    1910 311 311 0
    1911 302 302 0
    1912 396 396 0
    1913 430 430 0
    1914 561 561 0
    1915 684 684 0
    1916 708 708 0
    1917 678 678 0
    1918 748 748 0
    1919 749 749 0
    1920 846 840 6
    1921 894 894 0
    1922 924 919 5
    1923 1,064 1,064 0
    1924 1,057 1,052 5
    1925 1,249 1,249 0
    1926 1,084 1,084 0
    1927 1,060 1,060 0
    1928 1,039 1,034 5
    1929 1,108 1,108 0
    1930 1,208 1,203 5
    1931 1,000 995 5
    1932 954 949 5
    1933 859 859 0
    1934 852 844 8
    1935 760 753 7
    1936 645 645 0
    1937 578 578 0
    1938 531 531 0
    1939 488 482 6
    1940 529 529 0
    1941 522 522 0
    1942 482 482 0
    1943 487 487 0
    1944 414 414 0
    1945 368 368 0
    1946 386 386 0
    1947 411 411 0
    1948 421 421 0
    1949 388 388 0
    1950 351 351 0
    1951 363 363 0
    1952 414 414 0
    1953 338 338 0
    1954 361 361 0
    1955 355 355 0
    1956 428 428 0
    1957 362 362 0
    1958 293 293 0
    1959 304 304 0
    1960 291 291 0
    1961 262 262 0
    1962 195 195 0
    1963 234 234 0
    1964 226 226 0
    1965 167 167 0
    1966 146 146 0
    1967 126 126 0
    1968 115 115 0
    1969 141 141 0
    1970 123 123 0
    1971 112 112 0
    1972 132 132 0
    1973 135 135 0
    1974 147 147 0
    1975 103 103 0
    1976 112 112 0
    1977 118 118 0
    1978 114 114 0
    1979 137 137 0
    1980 150 150 0
    1981 149 149 0
    1982 149 149 0
    1983 123 123 0
    1984 97 97 0
    1985 132 132 0
    1986 115 115 0
    1987 112 112 0
    1988 103 103 0
    1989 126 126 0
    1990 124 124 0
    1991 133 133 0
    1992 109 109 0
    1993 106 106 0
    1994 139 139 0
    1995 124 124 0
    1996 131 131 0
    1997 155 155 0
    1998 224 224 0
    1999 312 312 0
    2000 306 306 0
    2001 394 394 0
    2002 414 414 0
    2003 491 491 0
    2004 599 599 0
    2005 680 680 0
    2006 1,006 1,006 0
    2007 1,356 1,356 0
    2008 1,851 1,851 0
    2009 1,934 1,934 0
    2010 1,969 1,969 0
    2011 1,920 1,920 0
    2012 1,726 1,726 0
    2013 1,700 1,700 0
    2014 1,770 1,770 0
    2015 1,654 1,654 0
    2016 1,556 1,556 0
    2017 1,456 1,456 0
    * Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

    Where is the name Lila popular?

    International Interest for Lila

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    Popularity in the US

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    Popularity of Lila as a first name

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    Popularity of Lila as a last name

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    Common last names for Lila

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Jones
    • Miller
    • Davis
    • Anderson
    • Taylor
    • Moore
    • Jackson
    • Thompson
    • Thomas
    • White
    • Nelson
    • King
    • Young
    • Harris

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Lila U.S.
      White 59.54% 64.26%
      African American 12.17% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.18% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 16.12% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Lila

    People with the last name Lila are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Lila

    • What name lists does Lila rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Lila? Lila is the 848th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lila was the 65,244th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Lila have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 65,176 babies born with the first name Lila in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lila to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lila? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 36 new born babies.
    • When was Lila first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lila is Saturday, December 23rd, 1865.
    • What year had the most people named Lila born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lila was in 2010 with a total of 1,969 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lila!
    • Random Lila Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lila ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 14 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1932.
    • Weird things about the name Lila: Your name in reverse order is Alil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aill. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Lila? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 304 people with the last name Lila.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lila? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lila as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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