Meaning:dark beauty; play; spontaneity
Lilas is a feminine name that makes no secret of its alluring attractiveness. An elongation of Lila, Lilas comes from the Arabic Leila, widely recognized as meaning “dark beauty.” The name could denote one endowed with charming dark features or born beneath the night sky. Either way, there’s a mysteriousness to Lilas that some may find irresistible, hinting at untold wonders or hidden depths. Yet there is a lightness to Lilas also if one looks at the Sanskrit Lila. Defiant of strict translation into English tongue, Lila is best defined as “play” or “spontaneity,” in reference to the Hindu concept of the brahman’s playful relation with the empirical world. Embodying the idea that the universe is a divine playground, Lilas’ true beauty may be its openness to spontaneous wonders.
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