Lila, Lyla

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FOR REAL: Lila, or Lyla, as is more common today, has obscure origins. It is likely a form of Leila (itself a form of Layla), inspired by the lilac flower. It may also represent a shortening of the biblical name Delilah, which means "delicate; weak; sickly" in Hebrew. It could also be a form of Lily. Lila was most popular in the USA in the late 1920s-early 1930s, although it is enjoying a resurrection. It was #65 in the top 7000 in 2013.

related names: Delilah, Layla, Lily