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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lyla

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

A few facts about the girl's name Lyla:

  • Records indicate that 14,311 girls in the United States have been named Lyla since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 2,403 people in the U.S. were given the name Lyla. Those people are now 3 years old.

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    Comments about the name Lyla

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      55 Positive Comments

  • "I love it, I watched the movie August Rush and fell in love with the name Lyla. I found out I was pregnant the next day...and said if its a girl it will be Lyla and she is my only daughter of 4. Her name is Lyla May, May comes from her great grandmothers name. She is the only Lyla in this area." Jul. 12, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had my daughter October 21, 1997 and named her Lyla McKenzie. McKenzie after the war ship my father in law served on. I heard and fell in love with her name on a Friday night watching a heartbreaking story of a woman thought she was going to lose this baby girl before it was born. My husband came home and I said I changed her name from Macy to Lyla.. best move I ever made." May. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I'm a mummy from England and my little girl (19 months) is a Lyla (middle name: Grace). Orla was my number one baby choice name but my partner pushed ahead with Lyla. I now absolutely love the name and couldn't imagine her as anything else. Xx" Jul. 25, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Lyla Grace. I originally wanted to go with Sophia but decided against it after I realized how many people were naming their daughter's that. Everyone always comments how beautiful her name is. She is the only Lyla I know :)" Apr. 18, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's name was Lyla Mary. my name is Lyla Marie My youngest child is Lyla Marie. I have had troubles with Spelling, pronouncement. Since I have been on line I have discoverd a lot of Lyla's and most surprising some have the same last name. Some we are related to. I love my name" Feb. 1, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our daughters name!! My mum's name is Rose so we decided on Lyla Rose and I still think its the most beautiful name. I love how girly and individual it s without being too weird. We again, first heard the name from the Oasis song" Sep. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a new addition to our family...my daughter Sarah just named her daughter Lylah...love the name and the "h" gives her something in common with her Mom" Aug. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I started the LYLA craze. I named my daughter Lyla in 1995 (16 years ago) when it didn't even register as a spec in the census. I also innovated the spelling. Everyone loved her name. Glad you like it, too. Great name!" Jun. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Lyla. She suits her name and everyone says it is a beautiful name just like my daughter." Jun. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Lyla Vivian. She was born in summer 2010. We love it and get lots of compliments. It is almost as beautiful as she is :)" Mar. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also calling my baby 'Lyla'when she arrives!Its such a pretty name.. Cant wait, Just struggling with a middle name now!" Feb. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lyla. I am 33 years old now and I've really grown to appreciate my name. Although people still mispronounce quite often. Once I correct them...they tell me how pretty my name is. Thanks Mom :)" Dec. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I gave birth to my little girl on sept 14th, My brother is a huge Oasis fan and mentioned the name Lyla, I loved it and it really suits her." Nov. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i had my baby girl on the 5th oct 2010, she arrived 5 weeks early and her name is Lyla elizabeth, she is so beautiful and tiny and the name really suites her , we have had a lot of nice comments on her name." Oct. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandfather's name was Lyle and he was such an important part of my life, I really want to name my daughter Lyla after him. I think Lyla is an absolutely beautiful, sweet name and can't wait to use it. My sister says that when she hears the name Lyla it makes her think of a flower!" Oct. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 8 months pregnant with a baby girl my husband and I could not agree on an name until I was 6 months pregnant and dreamt I gave birth and named her lyla I told my husband and he loved it!" Oct. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "the first time i heard the name lyla was in August Rush and i loved it immediately...but it wasnt until i saw the movie fight club (im pretty sure it was that movie) and there was a little girl named lyla in there, and i decided 100% that i loved this name for my little girl. now i am only fifteen and no where near pregnant but i just love thinking about the future" Jul. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "After debating for nine months on baby names i had chose Abigale and the day i had my daughter i changed it to Lyla and im extremely glad i did because i just love it" Jul. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name! I think it's really interesting how popular it is all of a sudden. I've never met anyone who spells it the same way I do but one time I was playing a soccer game against a girl who pronounced it the same way and it messed me up SO MUCH (The other team kept yelling, "Lyla" this and "Lyla" that!) I feel sorry for all the Hannahs and Sarahs and Rachels of the world now :) And yes, people ALWAYS spell my name wrong (Lila) when I say it to them, and frequently say it wrong when they see it written (How they're getting leelah out of it, I have no idea.)" Jul. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Lyla is such a beautiful name. I heard it means 'Island' in French. :)" Jun. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Calling our baby girl Lyla after the Oasis song 'Lyla'." Jun. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl is called Lyla, i was not sure at first as i liked Anya or Daisy but she really suits Lyla and its so pretty and sweet just like her!!" Jun. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lyla Rose and some times people spell my name wrong or they pronounce it wrong but I get lots of comments on y name on how beautiful it is!! but i did not no how popular it is!!!My mum and dad got it off an American puppet show!! they also disagreed on names!!!" May. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lyla-Dawn after my maternal grandmother. i always go with Lyla now, and have many nicknames including Lil and Lilly. I love the connection to my family with my name, and hope my daughter would consider using it for her future daughter. i am 29 and don't come across it often." Apr. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Lyla Isobel. I can't believe how many of them there suddenly is. And here's me thinking it was unique :-)" Mar. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our baby girl is due April 5th. We're naming her Lyla Noelle." Mar. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to call my baby Lyla Jane, 3 months to go!" Mar. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Lyla! I will find out in a week the gender of our baby and if its a girl we will be naming our daughter Lyla Marie. The name is also on the tv series "Friday Night Lights"." Feb. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Lyla I absolutely love the name- but we spell it Lylah. Haven't seen anyone else spell it that way either." Jan. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had a daughter in November and my husband and I named her Lyla Jade. He loved the name after seeing August Rush and I agreed that it's beautiful. I have had a few people pronounce it Leila (lay-la). Every time we tell people what her name is, they love it!" Jan. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daugther name is Lyla she is a dark haired beauty..LOL!! I named her after my grandmother who passed she and I were really close...I miss her My daughter actually remind me of her with the over the top facial expressions!!!" Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is leyla and i looked it to see what it means and it said that leyla means born at night and i was born at 12:34." Dec. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lyla, and I love it. It's very unique and pretty, but not superbly obscure. My mother originally wanted to name me Layla, but apparently my father ended up spelling it wrong on the birth certificate. Personally, I'm glad this happened, because I know many people that are called Layla, but only one called Lila (and that's even spelled different)." Aug. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Lyla Estelle, and chose the "y" to avoid mispronunciation. So, she gets called Layla a lot. Oh well, its still a beautiful name for our Little Miss Lyla!" Jul. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Lyla. When I have a girl, i want to name her lyla! It is so uniqe, classy, and beautiful." Jul. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I ADORE THIS NAME, I THINK I WOULD SPELL IT WIV A Y TO TRY PREVENT PEOPLE PRONOUNCING IT WRONG, EVEN THOUGH I PREFER IT SPELY WITH AN I" Jul. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 month old daughter is named Lyla. People often remark about what a unique and beautiful name it is - and I agree! I had no idea it had risen so quickly in popularity. I was just reading my alumni college magazine and discovered 2 other couples had named their daughters Lyla, just last year. I can only assume August Rush and Oasis helped this increase?! :)" May. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my teenage daughter Lyla, with a Y. I wanted to spell it with a Y because I didn't want people mistakenly pronouncing it like Lilla. I got the Y idea from a can of Lysol. I thought, great, no mistaking the "i" sound. Well, I was wrong. She is called (Layla, Lilla, Leelah), anything but Lyla. And, after she corrects them, they sometimes still get it wrong." May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 9 month old daughter's name is Lyla Grace. My husband and I thought we'd picked an elegant, yet unique name. come to find out, at church, another couple has a daughter that is 10 months old and their daughter is named Lyla Grace. Same spelling and all! Great minds think alike, I guess." Apr. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We couldn't figure out a girls name, saw August Rush and fell in love with it. She is 4 months old now, and get's compliments all the time, people love this name. We call her Lyla Bean for a nik name." Apr. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We found a lovely connotation with the name Lyla from the male version of Lyle which means "from an island", origin old French but used very appropriately in this country. So, Lyla means an Island Girl. How poignant is that?! Especially nice to see that people name their daughters after their forefathers!" Feb. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl is 2 weeks old and we decided, out of nowhere to call her Lyla. we've since been complimented on it on numerous occasions - its very pretty & unique, just like my little princess!" Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and plan on naming my daughter Lyla...It's so beautiful and classy." Oct. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 8 year old daughter is named Lyla and we've always gotten a lot of compliments on her name. As someone else commented, a lot of people assume it's spelled "Lila," but I'm still glad we went with the y spelling, I like the look of it better, and I've heard Lila can also pronounced as lee-la." Sep. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name. Plan on naming my daughter when she's born Lylah. Only two months to go~" Jul. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girls name is Lyla Rayn...her fathers name is ryan and that is how we got the letters for the middle name...I absolutely love her name and have never had a second thought about it....plus it was the only name my husband and I could agree on..." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl is called Lyla-Rose. I love the name lyla." Apr. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my 2 year old daughter is called lyla lilly i got pregant about the same time the oasis song came out who are my favourite band. everybody tells me what a lovely name it is and when she was a baby sometimes the only thing that would get her to sleep was the oasis song lyla . i love her name and wish i was called lyla" Apr. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it, love it, love it! It has a classic yet feminine ring to it! Lyle was my grandfathers name and I plan on naming my daughter Lyla someday!" Feb. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love being named Lyla. It's the best thing my mom ever did!" Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Lyla because a lot of people compliment me on it and say it's a pretty name. People I have met have similar names but mine is unique." Jan. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "More often than not my name (Lyla) is mispronounced and spelled wrong. When I was a young girl it bothered me that my name was so uncommon (I always loved the name Jennifer...lol) ,however, now, I am proud to have this name and regret that it ever bothered me." Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People do spell my name wrong very often, with an "i" instead of a "Y". I'm also told by alot of people that they've never heard that name before, so it makes me feel happy:) haha" Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Just saw the movie "August Rush" and the mom's name in the movie is Lyla! I think its beautiful. I think I will someday name my daughter this." Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to hate my name when I was young and wished I had a more common name like Jenny or Sara, but now I love my name Lyla. It is easy to pronounce and spell. It is a little different from Laila or Lila. I get compliments all the time on my name. It is arabic and means night." Jul. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My step-daughter's name is Lyla and I think it suits her perfectly! It's unique and sounds almost as beautiful as she looks. She wanted to know how many other people have her name because she hears her sisters' names (Angel and Violet) and her brother's name (William) so often and wanted to know why she never hears her name. She was pretty excited to find out that so many other people have the same name." Dec. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      28 Neutral Comments

  • "My daughter is 10 weeks old and named Lyla May, I didn't realise how many Lyla's there is!! We chose Lyla after the oasis song and may after my nana may!! She was called Lyla from being 12 weeks pregnant :) x" Apr. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter is Lyla and it's frustrating when she gets called Layla." Apr. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Time to face the music armed with this great infomraiton." Dec. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "we dont really no where we got it i think i said it and every one loved it and her name is lyla marie" Sep. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl is called Lyla May, my husband picked it, he is an oasis fan, she is the only lyla we know, everyone comments on her name how nice it is. I hope it stays unique. I love the name." Aug. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born in 2007 and we named her Lyla Rose May which I just think is a name almost as beautiful as she is. We loved the name from the moment I was pregnant and wanted something beautiful but different at the same time. We wanted a name that makes her individual." Dec. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY DAUGHTER IS NAMED LYLA I NAMED HER AFTER MY MA THEY CALL HER LALA SO LYLA WAS THE CLOSEST I HATE WHEN PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY IT WRONG I LOVE THAT NAME AND SPELLING IT IS WAY UNCOMMEN" Nov. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am naming my little girl this. she will have arabic father and as i am welsh thought that it would be a nice name for both cultures. she is due november this yr, so excited!!" Sep. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lyla...I have always liked my name because it is not common. I was named after the nurse who was attending at my birth and she also took care of my grandfather after he had a stroke. It is not a common named (spelled with a "y") but is becoming more popular lately." Sep. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is also named Lyla Rose and is nearly four years old. since having her i know two other people who have named there children lyla. obviously i know she's not going to be the only one but hate the fact that people who know you copy! x" Sep. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's middle name is Lyle. He came up with Lyla since we are using my middle name as her middle name...Leontine. I hope there won't be a million Lylas in the year 2010!! Right now is is a very unique name..I hope it stays that way :)" Jun. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lyla they call me lala some people call me liyla and want to spell my name lila i always thought i was the only one but i guess not" May. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Actres Megan Follows has two children (girl and boy). Her first daughter name is Lyla Anne! :D" May. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are having a baby girl very soon and we have been disagreeing over names for ages until we came across this beautiful name Lyla and this is what we are going to call her.Really can't wait till she arrives now!!" Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our little one Lyla Ann! We are so excited for Aril 26 to get here!" Jan. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Lyla Marie on Sept 3, 2001 I absolutely love her name it is very fitting for her" Jan. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Lyla, it was grandmas name and her and i were very close until she died, however she spelled the name Lila, i want to name my daughter at her for memory but i want her to have her own difference. Thats why i chose to spell it with a Y :)" Oct. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 16wks pregnant and I will find out the sex of my baby in 4wks. I am really hoping I have a girl. And like most of you I watched August Rush the other night and fell in Love with the name.I have never met a Lyla. I find it very unique. And I think "Lyla Bean" is just the cutest nickname I have ever heard. Wish me luck...I wanna Lyla!" Sep. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my first grandoughter is due in November, and to be honest I was not keen. but I am getting used to it and reading these comments, I think it is a very feminine and Im sure my grandoughter is going to love it. My grandson is called Darcy, I think the two names will so lovely together." Aug. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my 17 month is name Lyla Doll, Doll being her mother's maiden name. We liked Isabella but soured on it midway through the pregnancy and one day, my wife said "how about Lyla?", i was sold right away. Later, I would find that it was my great-grandmother's name. Incidentally, my great-grandmother's last name was Doll as well (pronounced differently and of completely no relation). weird how that happens." May. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter full name is Isabella Lyla Bianca Evangeline...since my first name is Isabella i get to call her Lyla Bianca which a fren of mine says it was from a book and its Arabian....ofcourse they always mix up with the spelling" Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lyla im 34 years old and live in rochester, ny" Aug. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother's name was Lyla. I am pregnant and my husband and I plan on naming the baby Lyla Maria if it's a girl :)" Apr. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name it is my daughters name i have 10 children and i love her name the most" Sep. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter, Lyla Megan, is named after her great-grandmother, Lyla Linnea ,who is 94 and has Swedish ancestry. We always get a lot of compliments on the name Lyla...People often comment that it is "old Fashioned". It is mis-spelled a lot as "Lila"" Jul. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my lidddddle sister! lyla coco hunter jamieson! XDD <3 her name~! is so cute! my little lizard only problem is lyla=liar? hmmm...our brother calls her liar." Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lyla is the title of an Oasis song.I'm not sure if i like the name...but the song is good :D haha." Aug. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i started loving it when i heard the song "lyla" by oasis.. its such an exotic pretty name" Dec. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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