Meaning and name origin
Laila \la(i)-la\ as a girl's 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.
Laila is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2179 out of 4276, Top 51%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Laila for girls. Laila reached its highest rank of #135 in the U.S. in 2009. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Laila and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Layla (#29), Lyla (#140), Laila (#149), Leila (#241) and Laylah (#593). (2014 statistics).
Laila is also pronounced similarly to Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lallia, Lally, Lalya, Leala, Leela, Leilah, Lela, Leola, Leyla, Lila, Lilah, Lili, Lilia, Lilla, Lilo, Lily, Loela, Lola, Lolla and Lula. Other suggested similar baby names are Baila, Caila, Gaila, Kaila, Lael, Laina, Lal, Lil and Naila. These names tend to be less commonly used than Laila.