Lila

Lila - A very unique female name



  Oct 23,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lila, meaning night, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #208. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lila and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lila? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lila. The baby girl name Lila was given to 1,689 baby girls in 2012, ranking #182 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 837 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lila peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2010 on position 154.



Famous with this name

Lila Lee
Lila Cazs
Lila Kedrova


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Rating: 5/5 (11 people)


Lila is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lila is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #84 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #322.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lila is where you live.


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Lila origin and meaning

Lila is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means night. To see famous people named Lila, pop culture references for the name Lila and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lila

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lila, sorted by popularity.

Leah / Lillie / Lily / Lola / Lee / Lula / Layla / Lilly / Leila / Lou /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012182
2011163
2010154
2009166
2008179
2007257
2006327
2005447
2004485
2003574
2002632
2001662
2000741
1999729
1998945
19971134
19961307
19951412
19941365
19931624
19921680
19911335
19901404
19891308
19881420
19871313
19861305
19851165
19841495
19831334
19821150
19811013
19801051
19791084
19781189
19771249
19761171
19751224
1974949
1973958
19721058
19711135
19701123
1969964
19681163
19671070
1966901
1965792
1964708
1963676
1962816
1961663
1960570
1959578
1958592
1957495
1956440
1955492
1954458
1953459
1952420
1951441
1950439
1949395
1948380
1947401
1946385
1945356
1944336
1943312
1942310
1941278
1940270
1939283
1938268
1937257
1936241
1935221
1934206
1933200
1932190
1931183
1930168
1929180
1928194
1927192
1926189
1925174
1924199
1923194
1922209
1921213
1920223
1919226
1918229
1917240
1916228
1915225
1914221
1913235
1912229
1911225
1910208

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia84
Massachusetts89
Idaho94
Connecticut115
Montana117
Maine119
New Hampshire120
South Carolina129
Wisconsin135
Colorado138
Michigan140
Rhode Island140
Minnesota140
Iowa143
Pennsylvania143
New York145
North Carolina148
Utah154
Missouri161
North Dakota162
Indiana172
Kansas172
Ohio172
Alabama172
Maryland173
Illinois178
New Jersey189
Oregon199
Virginia204
Washington205
Georgia211
Kentucky213
Tennessee213
Florida214
Nebraska216
Oklahoma217
Mississippi222
Arkansas256
Nevada272
Texas286
Arizona292
Louisiana294
California294
West Virginia322

Even more about Lila


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lila a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lila?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2010
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lila
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 837
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,689

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