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From Middle English twile, from Old English twili "woven with double thread, twilled".
feore  6/6/2005
Twyla Tharp is a famous ballet choreographer.
memomo  2/17/2006
Twyla is Cherokee for twilight, as a 3/4 Cherokee this is obvious to me.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2006
Famous bearer is Twyla Hayes, Canadian supermodel.
audreyhubley  8/28/2006
It is Middle English, and has the same derivation as 'tweed' or 'twine'. The meaning of Twyla is 'woven with double thread'.
echo3  9/27/2006
Sounds like someone who cant pronounce the word 'Tyler.' Not that I like the name Tyler anyway.
bellaboo  11/13/2006
In Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather", Twyla and her brother Gawain are looked after by Susan, Death's granddaughter, who is working as a governess. She regards both names as inexcusable evidence of social climbing gone wrong; the children are, fortunately, rather nicer than their parents.
Anneza  5/14/2007
This was my grandmother's name and I always found it beautiful, because it reminded me of the word twilight. Her daughter was called Twilaine, which is apparently some variation off of the name Twyla.
catlikegrace  2/27/2008
Not that there's anything wrong with a name making people think of twilight, but the word itself doesn't have the most pleasant sound with the 't' and 'w' following one another. This can sound very annoying in nasal, loud-mouthed pronunciation, just like Dwayne.
slight night shiver  5/11/2008
The name Twila or Twyla was orginated from England and is considered Middle English. The name means "Women of woven thread." I hope this information is helpful to your website. I find it fascinating to read the meanings and origin of all names listed. Keep up the good work.
davisterrell  6/4/2008
I love this name! I didn't even know that it was a name. I myself am a bearer of one of these less-popular names, but I'd trade my name for Twyla anyday. If it's derived from 'twilight', that's awesome! If not, the name's still very cool.

I think that, if it's from twilight, it sahould be TWYIE-la. If it's the 'woven' one, it should be 'TWEE-la.' Just my opninion.
MioneGranger  6/10/2008
At first, I didn't like this name, but the more I think about it, the more beautiful it becomes!
― Anonymous User  6/30/2008
There is a cute cat character called Twyla in the animated 2006 film Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2014
There is a Monster High doll called Twyla.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2014
The name Twyla is gorgeous and stunning! I think this spelling is best as some people may incorrectly say "Twill-a" or "Tweela" for the name Twila instead of "TWIE-lə".
― Anonymous User  10/26/2014
So, as usual, I find that the origin of my name is clouded. Some say Old English, some say Native American... though, in this case they are claiming Cherokee - I usually hear Sioux. I hated it growing up (kids twisted it: toilet bowl, twilight zone), until I learned about Twyla Thorpe and Twila Paris, both famous people. Thorpe is a dancer/choreographer - an amazing one. Loving dance, and having taken it in High School, I found this neat. Twila Paris is a pianist - a good one. I just wish we could find the true origin and meaning of this name!
Aidylasia  12/22/2015
I used to hate my mom for naming me Twyla when I was a child, but now I'm glad my mother didn't give me a common name.
queenswag29  2/10/2016
I was always told Twyla was a Sioux Indian princess and her name meant 'morning of the dawn'. I personally love my name.
Morningofthedawn  7/22/2016
My name is Twyla Dawn as in twilight and dawn. I was told that Twyla comes from twilight and twila comes from a type of weave.
twylite  5/13/2017
My name is Twyla. I was always told it was Welsh because of the spelling. Sounded sort of right.
CairoEgypt  9/8/2017

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