Leila - girls name

Leila name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Leila name meaning:

The name Leila is of Arabic origin and holds several meanings. One interpretation is that it means "night" or "dark-haired beauty." In Arabic culture, the night is often associated with mystery, beauty, and elegance. Therefore, the name Leila reflects these qualities and is often used to describe a girl who possesses these characteristics. Additionally, Leila can also mean "born at night" or "child of the night," symbolizing the idea of someone who brings light and beauty into the darkness.

Leila is a name that carries a sense of allure and enchantment. It is often chosen for girls with a graceful and captivating presence. The name's origins in Arabic culture add a touch of mystique and exoticism. Leila is a name that resonates with qualities such as beauty, elegance, and a hint of mystery, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a feminine and enchanting name for their daughters.

Origin: Arabic

Born at night, black.

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Overall UK ranking: 231 out of 5581

217 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (316)

Historical popularity of Leila

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