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What does Laila mean?

Laila Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: arabic, beauty.


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

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

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

(male) Lailai, Lailan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Laila Korie (L.K.), ..

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)

Laila reached its apex rank of #135 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #169 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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.

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.

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