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What does Laila mean?

Laila /lai-la/ as a girls' name is pronounced LAY-lah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Laila is "night beauty".

See Leila. Usually refers to dark hair or a dark complexion. See also Lyla. Actress Laila Robbins.

Associated with: arabic, beauty


Laila has 7 variants: Laela, Lailie, Laily, Laleh, Laliah, Layla and Laylah.

Laila has 11 more related forms via Leila, Lyla: Leela, Leelah, Leila, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lila, Lilah and Lyla.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Laile, Lailia, ..

(male) Lailai, Lailan, ..

How popular is Laila?

Laila is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2179 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Laila for girls. Laila reached its apex rank of #135 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #149 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laila name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laila outside U.S.

Layla (#29 in 2014), Lyla (#140), Lila (#183), Leila (#241), Lilah (#312), Laylah (#593), Leyla (#686), Leela (#1142), Leilah (#1161), Lela (#1486), Laela, Lelah and Lelia are the popular related forms of Laila (#149 in 2014). These relations of Laila were favored as birth names in 2014 (adoption of 1.16%), except for versions like Lelia which have fallen out of fashion. The most trendy names for newborns in this list are Layla, Lyla, Lilah, Laylah, Leila, Lila, Leyla and Laila.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laila, Laela, Layla, Laylah, Leela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leila, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leyla, Lila, Lilah, Lyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laila, Layla, Lyla outside U.S.

Similar Names


Laila is pronounced similarly to Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lallia, Lallie, Lally, Leala, Leelia, Lellia, Leola, Lili, Lilia, Lilie, Lilla, Lilli, Lillia, Lilly, Lilo, Loelia, Loella, Lolla, Lolly, Lulu and Lylah. Other suggested similar names are Abila, Aila, Avila, Baila, Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cayla, Danila, Darla, Emila, Gaila, Galila, Gayla, Glila, Hala, Jamila, Kaila, Kala, Katla, Lael, Laina, Laine, Lal, Lanita, Lanna, Larra, Lavina, Leia, Lia, Liba, Lil, Lisa, Liya, Liza, Luisa, Luiza, Mala, Nabila, Naila, Nila, Palila, Paula, Pavla, Raula, Rayla, Shila, Tsila, Tzila and Zila. These names tend to be less frequently used than Laila.