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Origin & Meaning

The name Twyla is of English origin.

The meaning of Twyla is "possibly twilight, star or woven of double thread".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 4420  in baby name popularity for girls with 33 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Twyla Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Twyla has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Twyla to other names.


The origin is unclear but may stem from the English words twilight or twill or from the Cajun pronunciation of the French word Etoile (star).


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Related Names

Twyla is a variant spelling of Twila.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Twyla Tharp.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Twyla in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.