Meaning and Name Origin
Laila \la(i)-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.
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 entered the list in 2000 and reached its apex rank of #135 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #149 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Laila and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Laila (#149 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Layla (#29 in 2014), Lyla (#140), Lila (#183), Leila (#241), Lilah (#312), Laylah (#593), Leyla (#686), Lela, Leilah, Lelah and Lelia. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2013 and have remained as popular to this day, but with the versions Lelia, Lelah and Lela becoming less fashionable. The most trendy names for newborns in this list are Laylah (#593), Leyla (#686), Lilah (#312), Layla (#29) and Lyla (#140), with Layla, Lilah and Lyla going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Laila▲ is pronounced similarly to Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lallia, Lally, Lalya, Leala, Leola▼, 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 frequently used than Laila.