Quick Facts on Lylah
- American, Arabic, English
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Amusement; or Dark beauty
- The Master Builder
- Large Undertakings
Etymology & Historical Origin - Lylah
Lylah is a fanciful respelling of either Lila from the Hindu female name (लीला) meaning “play, amusement” or Lila which is an English simplified variation of Leila (an Arabic name meaning “night”). In Arabic tradition, Leila has been used for daughters born at night or daughters exhibiting traits of “dark beauty”. On another note, Lila(h) is sometimes considered a pet form of the Hebrew name Delilah (Samson’s mistress in the Bible) which means “one who weakens or impoverishes another”. Please see related name pages for more detailed information. Lylah is a modern American name connected to other LIE-la/LAY-la names. The only English speaking nations that opt for the Lylah spelling besides the United States are Canada and Australia. Lylah is a new and still uncommon repurposing of similar sounding names.
Popularity of the Name Lylah
Lylah is a new female name entrant onto the American charts. She only first appeared in 2009 so we have little time to assess her staying power. There are so many of these LIE-la/LAY-la/LEE-la names on the U.S. charts now it’s so difficult to keep track. Lyla without the “h” on the end is quite a bit more popular, but many parents like the zestful flavor that added “h” gives to their baby girl’s name. Layla is a hugely popular name in the United States right now (as in the Eric Clapton song), so all of these other variations probably ultimately stem from that reality. Clapton got the name for the girl in his song from the Arabic Leila who represents a true Arabian love story. Now that there are so many new spellings of these names, most kindergarten teachers across America are probably scratching their heads over correct spellings and pronunciations. Respellings of traditional names in America is a huge trend in certain circles so there’s no way to stop it. It just gets to a point where it becomes a gigantic clusterf***. These LAY-LIE-LEE-lah names are entering the territory of HUH?!?
Popularity of the Girl Name Lylah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lylah
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lylah
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Popular Songs on Lylah
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Lylah
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Famous People Named Lylah
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Children of Famous People Named Lylah
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Lylah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Lylah
The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.
Variations of the Baby Name - Lylah