A variant of Leila and Layla, with an alternative spelling Lila, this name means “night” in Arabic and “of the island” or “island beauty” in English. No surprise that moms who grew up in the 90s love this name for their girls, thanks to Sweet Valley High books who gave us Lila Fowler, a poor little rich girl who first showed us what RBF really meant.
Famous people named Lyla:
Daughter of singer Lisa Loeb (a 90s fave); politicians Lyla Elliott and Lyla Berg.
Characters named Lyla appeared in the Sweet Valley High book series and the TV show Friday Night Lights.