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Lisa Loeb Names Her Baby Girl Lyla Rose

Lisa Loeb Names Her Baby Girl Lyla Rose
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Bespectacled singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb has named her baby girl Lyla Rose Loeb Hershokovitz. According to PEOPLE, baby Lyla was born on Sunday November 29, the first child for Lisa and her husband Roey Hershkovitz.

The name Lyla has shot up the popularity charts the past couple of years, rising from unranked in 2006 to #222 on the Social Security Administration's list of most popular names. The name Lyla is a variant of the more traditionally spelled name Lila, which is currently ranked 179th in teh U.S. and is the 66th most popular girl's name in Vermont. Lila is also ranked in the top-100 in Rhode Island. (see BabyNameWizard.com's NameMapper for details). Fellow celebrities Kate Moss and Mark Feuerstein both named their daughters Lila

The name Lyla derives from the Arabic word "leila," meaning dark beauty according the A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman. But the name Lyla Rose together sounds positively floral, with Lyla's sound so close to Lilac.

How do you like the name Lyla?  Do you prefer the spelling Lyla, Lila or Lilah?

--J.B. 

Tagged: Lisa Loeb, Lyla, Rose

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December 2, 2009 12:02 PM
By Lane

I like the name. The spelling "Lyla" makes it look like a feminine form of Lyle. I think I prefer the spelling Lila.

December 3, 2009 7:00 PM
By A Rose (not verified)

I prefer Lila, but I do like Lyla. Lilah I don't, I'm not a huge fan of h's at the end of names. Lyla/Lila could also be from the Hebrew lilah for night, as opposed to the Arabic leila (dark beauty, but I've also heard night. An interesting similarity between the two Semetic languages.)

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