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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.
    • 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.

Etymology 2Edit

Sanskrit लीला (līlā, play, charm)

Proper nounEdit


  1. A female given name used in India. Alternative spelling: Leela.