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A Quranic Name for Girls

How to pronounce Nilah

NEEd + LUck

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Nilah in Arabic)نِيلَة
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of NilahNeela Nila Neelah Neila Nyla
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Meaning of Nilah

Nilah is an Arabic name for girls that means “water hyacinth”, which is a group of beautiful flowering plants (scientific name Eichhornia). It can also refer to a navy blue pigment extracted from said plants.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 25th of September 2018 02:50:57 PM

    My daughter is called nyla pronounced
    Nyla not neela
    I love her name and it sound beautiful
    Jack for providing this information

  2. on Thursday 28th of July 2022 04:02:43 AM

    My daughter is called Nylah, it’s a lovely feminine and strong name and so is my daughter. I love her name and so does everyone else. It’s not that common and yet it’s beautiful. I’m sure in a few years times there will be many more young Muslim girls with this name but I hope not as I like her being unique with her name.

  3. on Friday 6th of January 2023 01:38:07 AM

    We named our daughter Nylah when she was born 3 years ago. I know it’s popular in the US amongst black women but not that common amongst Muslims. I really like the the name. It’s beautiful and so is my daughter. We are a family with relatives in different countries and the name is pronounced correct by all. The only problem now is what to call my future children as I’m not sure I’ll find another name I like as much!

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