Layla - girls name

Layla name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Layla name meaning:

The name Layla is of Arabic origin and has multiple meanings. One interpretation is "night" or "dark beauty," derived from the Arabic word "layl" meaning "night." In Arabic literature and poetry, "Layla" is often associated with the concept of a beautiful, captivating woman who brings enchantment and allure. This meaning portrays Layla as a mysterious and seductive figure.

Another meaning associated with the name Layla is "intoxication" or "intoxicated beauty." This interpretation suggests that Layla possesses an intoxicating charm and allure that captivates those around her. The name Layla also has roots in ancient Arabic legends and folklore, particularly the love story of Layla and Majnun. This tragic tale of forbidden love has been immortalized in literature, and the name Layla has come to symbolize passionate and unrequited love.

Overall, the name Layla carries connotations of beauty, allure, and enchantment. It evokes a sense of mystery and seduction, making it an evocative and captivating choice for parents seeking a name that embodies these qualities.

Origin: Egyptian

Born at night.

Related names

Layla , Lailaa, Lailah

Other girls names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 53 out of 5581

917 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (48)
  • Wales (52)
  • England (54)

Historical popularity of Layla

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