What does Layla mean?
Layla /lay-la/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Arabic derivation, and Layla means "night beauty". Layla is a variant transcription of Laila (Arabic): see Leila. Layla is also a derivative of Lila (Arabic).
How popular is Layla?
Layla is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2609 out of 4276, Top 61%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Layla for girls. Layla entered the list in 1993 and reached its apex rank of #29 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Layla (#29 in 2014) are Laila (#149 in 2014), Laylah (#593), Leila (#241), Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#686), Lila (#183), Lilah (#312), Lyla (#140) and Lylah (#614). Variants like Leelah are seldom used. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.4673%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.4656%, down 0.4%), but with the versions Lela, Lelah and Lelia becoming less in vogue. The more fashionable girl names in this compilation are Layla (#29), Laylah (#593), Leyla (#686), Lilah (#312) and Lylah (#614), and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Layla and Lilah. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Layla and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Layla▲ is pronounced similarly to Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lallia, Lally, Lalya, Leala, Leola▼, Lilla▼, Loela, Lola▲, Lolla and Lula▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Bayla, Cayla▼, Dayla, Gayla▼, Jayla▲, Kayla▲, Lael, Lal, Rayla and Tayla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Layla.