US Popularity:492
Meaning:night; beauty; purple; divine play
Lila is a feminine name that has Arabic, German, Persian, and Sanskrit origins—plenty of meanings to inspire baby. Coming from the Arabic name Layla, this name translates to “night,” and is sure to help baby embrace the beauty of the darkness. In Sanskrit, the name means “divine play”, referring to the Hindu idea that sees the universe as a playground for the Gods. If you prefer a colorful name for baby, Lila translates to “purple” in German and refers to the lilac tree in Persian. If you want a name that pays homage to your bundle of joy’s endless potential and possibilities, the name Lila is a beautiful start.

Lila Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lila is currently #206 on The Bump
Girl:Lila is currently #89 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lila is currently #492 in U.S. births
Girl:Lila is currently #168 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 2
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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