spelling of Lila

hi Berries -

Looking at [name_f]Lila[/name_f]. Middle name might be [name_f]Alice[/name_f].
we wanted a name that has Biblical roots. I see some sites that reference [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] and [name_f]Lila[/name_f] as different - Arabic, Persian, Hebrew.
which spelling do you prefer ([name_f]Lila[/name_f], [name_f]Lilah[/name_f], [name_f]Lyla[/name_f]) and do they have different meanings/backgrounds?

I like the [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] spelling best: it seems different and fresh. I think that [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] is the Hebrew spelling but I’m not sure.

I like the [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] spelling. [name_f]Alice[/name_f] is so sweet. [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] [name_f]Alice[/name_f] is a lot of ‘a’ and ‘l’, so not sure about flow. It’s so cute though, not sure how much that matters

My fave spelling is [name_f]Lylah[/name_f].

I like [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] more, it seems more finished to me and the sound is obvious. [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] [name_f]Alice[/name_f] is gorgeous.

I’m still trying to figure out whether I prefer [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] or [name_f]Lyla[/name_f]. I love both equally, it seems.

Technically, I’m not sure any are Hebrew, unless you’re counting [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] as a diminutive of [name_f]Delilah[/name_f], who is, of course, referenced in the Bible, but wasn’t of Hebrew descent (plus, the whole prostitute thing is very off-putting to me still, but it seems like many have gotten past it).

I’m pretty sure they’re all Persian (I’ve even heard rumored to be a form of [name_f]Leila[/name_f]?), and get used in Arabic countries, but I could be wrong. I like [name_f]Lila[/name_f] best, as she seems most sleek, simple, and sweet, but I can see the merits of [name_f]Lyla[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilah[/name_f], too. I used to [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] before I came around to [name_f]Lila[/name_f].

Regardless, [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Alice[/name_f] is gorgeous!

Thanks. I know [name_f]Lila[/name_f] means “night” in Hebrew and it also has other meanings,

But I didn’t see it in the bible anywhere.

I’m a sucker for "y"s so I like [name_f]Lylah[/name_f] or [name_f]Lyla[/name_f].

I like [name_f]Lila[/name_f] best, but I’m used to it that way. I’m guessing you’d have to correct people a lot if you spelled it [name_f]Lilah[/name_f].

I prefer [name_f]Lila[/name_f].

I prefer [name_f]Lila[/name_f]

I don’t know about different meanings or origins, but I like the [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] spelling best. It looks more complete than [name_f]Lila[/name_f] to me and [name_f]Lylah[/name_f] looks like a trendy use of inserting a y in a name. All in all, it’s a beautiful name.

I’ve long loved this name and would use the [name_f]Lila[/name_f] spelling.

My favorite is [name_f]Lila[/name_f]. Simple and sweet. [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] is my second favorite but looks more like a nickname for [name_f]Delilah[/name_f]. [name_f]Lyla[/name_f] is okay but reminds me of Friday [name_m]Night[/name_m] Lights and I’m not a fan of the show or that character.

I prefer [name_f]Lila[/name_f].

My daughter is [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. I loved the girly spelling with the added H :slight_smile:

I like [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] and [name_f]Lyla[/name_f] best.

My favourite spelling is [name_f]Lyla[/name_f], due to my love for the Oasis song.

[name_f]Lila[/name_f] but I also like [name_f]Lyla[/name_f]