Lila

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sanskrit लीला (līlā, play, charm)

Proper noun[edit]

Lila

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Lila

  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.