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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lilla

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Lilla in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Lilla:

  • Records indicate that 2,345 girls in the United States have been named Lilla since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 85 people in the U.S. were given the name Lilla. Those people are now 101 years old.

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      15 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Lilla pronounced Lil-Luh. I love my name people often say lie-la or Li-La but it doesn't bother me. My name is wonderful and I often get compliments about it." Nov. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is Lilla, and we had only ever heard of another when the child actor Lilla Crawford from Into the Woods came onto the scene (we thought we had made it up because we couldn't find it in any books or online). The irony there is that our daughter played Little Red in that Sondheim musical as well! Our Lilla was born in 2002. People seem to really like her name, but pronounce it Lylah on first reading. She loves her name and doesn't seem to mind the mispronunciation because Lylah is a perfectly lovely name as well." Sep. 20, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Lilla in 2009. Pronounced Lil-luh. We have a lot of people pronounce it as Lila (Lie-lah) though. We love the name and people are always telling her it is beautiful. We haven't met or heard of another Lilla where we are in the US. We initially were thinking of using the name Willa and while internet searching variations of that name we came across Lilla and fell in love. It's so rare It's a perfect name for our little girl. :)" Feb. 20, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Hungarian Lilla as well. One of the best Hungarian given names! However in English everybody is trying to pronounce it Lillia which is very frustrating. There is no misspelling it is definitely LILLA. A beautiful & very unique name. Love it :-)" Nov. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Never knew it was an actual name til now. In Swedish lilla means Little, so that's kinda cute right!" Apr. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My one year old daughter is named Lilla after my wife's great-grandmother. I had never heard it before my wife told me that she wanted to use the name if we had a girl. I am so glad that we did. It is a beautiful and unique name." Nov. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Lilla, pronounced LIL-LAH. Everyone who sees her name written thinks it is LIE-LA and it drives me nuts. I had never heard the name before we thought it up. I love it and think it is a beautiful name for my gorgeous little Lilla. I have family in Scicily who also pronounce it LEE-LA but that's ok, as long as they don't call her LIE-LA! She will forever have to correct people when they say her name but at least it's not a borning name." Jan. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla, and I am from Hungary. I had many nicknames basically anything that starts with L. And people pronounce it as LIE-LA most of the time. I have met people with the same name and its popular in Hungary. Overall, I like my name because it is unique and not many people have it. I was born in 1994." Dec. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla prounounced as in Cilla, Vanilla etc, and I've never met another Lilla in person. Most people I met have never heard of the name before which I like. I love my name!" Sep. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla and I am named after my grandmother. Her father's name was Laird so her complete name was Lilla Laird (how neat is that?) I have had my name pronounced many ways but I prefer Lill-a (like Nilla wafers). When I correct my name to people with my favorite pronunciation, I get very favorable responses. Then they enjoy using it. My middle name is Joann and my mom didn't like Lilla so I have always been called Joann. More and more, as I am aging, and having to see more doctors, I am called by Lilla. I LOVE my name. Both of them, but Lilla the best." Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know a lilla, she's my best friend, she's a total freak but it's a sickass name, everyone should be called lilla! BIG UP DA HUNGARIANS!" May. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla, and Im from Hungary. Its pronounced "Lil-la", and make it bounce on the L. I live in Ireland, and everyone calls me "Leela", though write the proper spelling. I know one other person called Lilla, who was the daughter of one of the staff in Hungarian play-school." Mar. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla... I always say Lilla like vanilla, otherwise a lot of people tend to say Lee-la or Lie-la. I've never met another Lilla (in person), and although it's not too common, it is a "normal" girl's name in Hungary. (You can definately find Lilla keychains, pens, etc., there.) The Hungarian poet Csokonai Vitez Mihaly wrote a slew of love poems entitled "Lilla poems" (Lilla Versek) in the early 1800's. A lady once told me it means "little one" in Swedish, but I have not personally verified this claim. I love my name.... it was almost Bernadett (!)or Elvira (!!) so I'm really happy with how that turned out. :)" Apr. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is just 6 weeks old, her name is Lilla - named after my grandma's best friend. The original Lilla was born early 1900's and died when I was very young, I have never met another Lilla so struck my wife and I as a good old fashioned and uncommon name. So far peoples reaction to baby Lilla have been very positive, and no-one we've talked to have heard of the name before - which we quite like!" Mar. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla and I've never met another Lilla. People do pronouce my name wrong and I can never find my name on pencils or cups, ect. Lilla is an uncommon name and the great thing about it is that when people say my name, they don't have to say my last name." May. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      17 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Lilla, pronounced like vanilla. Everyone always pronounces my name wrong. I've never met someone else called site." Sep. 22, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Lilla. It is one of the most beautiful feminine names I have ever heard! I have a friend whose name is Lila Clare and I fell in love with her name. Interestingly my daughter is adopted from an Asian country and I am of Hungarian decent. I never knew til after I named her that it was a Hungarian name. Love how this all worked out!" Nov. 29, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Lilla like vanilla. People pronounce it wrong even though it is spelled phonetically in English. It is both a noun and adjective in Italian for "lilac" (color and plant). It means "small" in Swedish, and "clad" in Finnish. We get lots of compliments. Strangely, my daughter played Little Red in "Into The Woods" and now the movie is coming out, and the star who is playing Little Red is named Lilla Crawford! And she pronounces it like vanilla(-: I'd never heard the name before my daughter. Funny coincidence!" Mar. 31, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla. Im from Hungary too. I thought its an original Hungarian name from Lydia and Lillianna. Whatever.... Im so happy. My name always annoys me because people cant tell my name right. Well, now I dont have to say that 'because its an Hungarian name, you dont have to pronounce right' hahaha I love my name" May. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla. I'm from Hungary. I thought this name is 100% hungarian but it seems not. whatever. :) I think its very unique and really like my name:)" Jan. 18, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is called Lillia she is 2 weeks old I used to watch stricty come dancing and one of the dancers was called Lillia I thought it was Lovley and not two common. I thought if I Eva had a girl Lillia would be her name, everyone thinks it's really pretty." Jan. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lilla Ruth, (pronounced like vanilla). That was my grandmother's name. Although I was told that her name was originally "Hannar Lillar", as it was probably pronounced in the deep mountains of North Carolina, USA Apparently, growing up, she dropped both the r's, and so Hannah Lilla was her name. Actually I was named after both my grandmothers, Lilla and Ruth. I am called Ruthie. My daughter was named after her great-grandmother, Hannah. Who else is going to carry on our family names - other than family! God bless to all!" Jan. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Have been told by people from europe that Lilla means the flower & colour lilac. My daughter is called Lilla." Oct. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Lillabeth( a shortened version of Lillian Elizabeth) shortened Lilla and pronounced "Leela". I am from Swaziland in Southern Africa... Yeah I know I am an oddity in deep dark Africa! I know its a family name, a cousin somewhere in America. I love my name of course, its unique but because of people massacred it all through high school I have had to use my second name. I have called an office in neighbouring South Africa and a Lillabeth answered. Of course I was very excited but sadly she did feel the same. Love my name and have reverted to using it again." Sep. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lila pronounced as in cilla vanilla i wish m y mum had put an extra 'l' in my name to help people pronounce it right when i worked in a hospital in liverpool a lot of older people said they had a relative called Lilla i always thought it unusual saying it my way i would love a keyring with my name on it. It is good to know it is popular in Hungary I am from Liverpool born 1965." Jul. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Mother's name was Lilla. She had a problem with people not pronouncing it correctly. It would make her so mad for someone to call her "Lillie". She would be 95 if living." Jun. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Hungarian Lilla,too:)I think my name has a Hungarian origin,because a great Hungarian poet called her lover so.The lady's real name was Julia,so Lilla is a descendant of the name "Julia".But I have just read in the Wikipedia that "Lilla" is an old nickname of Elizabeth in English:)But I like my name:)" Jan. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother is Italian and is called Lilla (Leela) -- a short form of Liliana." Dec. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lilla Christine born 1914 TEXAS Lilla Beth Born 1952. TEXAS Pronounced as in vanilla." Nov. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm from Poland my daughter is 5 months and her name is LILLA." Nov. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My maiden name is Lilla. I have never met anyone else with this name, first or last. All my life most people tried to pronounce it with a "y" sound, like the Spanish double L." Feb. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My great grandmother was of Indian descent and her name was Lilla, I am not sure how it was pronounced originally but everyone called her Lilla (pronounced Lylah). I am going to call my littl girl due soon Lilla but am not sure which way I will pronounce it yet." May. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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