See also: lila


Etymology 1Edit

Variant of Leila or Lilah, depending on pronunciation; also associated with Spanish lila (lilac).

Proper nounEdit


  1. A female given name from Arabic.
    • 1867 Lydia Maria Francis Child, A Romance of the Republic, Ticknor and Fields 1867, page 149:
      Your name is flowery too. I used to say Mamita would have called you Lady Viola; but violet colors and lilac colors are cousins, and they both suit your complexion and your name, Mamita Lila.
    • 2014, Marilynne Robinson, Lila, Hachette UK (→ISBN)
      “I been thinking about 'Lila.' I had a sister Lila. Give her a pretty name, maybe she could turn out pretty.”

Etymology 2Edit

From Sanskrit लीला (līlā, play, charm).

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit


  1. A female given name from Sanskrit used in India.




From older Lilas, from French lilas.


  • IPA(key): /ˈliːla/
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  • Hyphenation: Li‧la


Lila n (genitive Lilas, no plural)

  1. violet, purple (colour)


See alsoEdit

Colors in German · Farben (layout · text)
     Weiß      Grau      Schwarz
             Rot (Purpur)              Orange; Braun              Gelb; Creme, Ocker
             Grün (Hellgrün, Neongrün)              Grün (Dunkelgrün)             
             Türkis (Cyan, Meeresgrün)              Blau (Hellblau, Azurblau)              Blau (Dunkelblau)
             Lila, Violett (Blasslila, Altrosa)              Lila, Violett (Magenta, Purpur)              Rosa ; Pink

Further readingEdit

  • Lila” in Duden online
  • Lila” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache