Twyla is a variant spelling of Twila, a name of uncertain etymology though it could perhaps be based on the English word twilight, referring to the period before sunrise and after sunset during which a soft light is seen in the sky. The word comes from Old English twi (double, half) and light (light) essentially meaning “second light” or “half light”. Another possible meaning is that it’s based on the French word étoile meaning “star”.
Origin: Old English
- Twilight (unisex)