Laila - girls name

Laila name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Laila name meaning:

The name Laila is of Arabic origin and holds a significant meaning. In Arabic, Laila means "night" or "dark beauty." It is derived from the word "Layl," which represents the darkness and beauty of the night. The name Laila has a poetic and romantic connotation, often associated with the enchanting allure of the moonlit night.

Laila is a name that exudes mystery, elegance, and charm. It carries a sense of both inner and outer beauty, symbolizing the captivating qualities of a woman. The name Laila has been used in various cultures and has different spellings and pronunciations, such as Leila or Layla.

Parents often choose the name Laila for their daughters as it represents the timeless beauty and strength that a woman possesses. It has a melodic and lyrical quality to it, making it a popular choice among parents who seek a name that is both unique and carries a deep meaning.

Origin: Scandinavian


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Overall UK ranking: 303 out of 5581

155 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (304)

Historical popularity of Laila

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