What does Laila mean?
Laila [laila] 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.
(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)
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 #169 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Layla (#30 in 2015), Lyla (#142), Lila (#199), Leila (#247), Lilah (#314), Laylah (#702), Leyla (#781), Leela (#1211), Leilah (#1254), Lela (#1526), Laela, Lelah and Lelia are the popular related forms of Laila (#169 in 2015). These relations of Laila were favored as birth names less than a decade ago (adoption of 1.16%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 1.11%, 4.6% less), but with versions like Lelia falling out of fashion. The most trendy names for newborns in this list are Layla, Lilah, Laylah, Leyla, Lyla, Leila, Laila and Lila.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.