Meaning and name origin
Layla \la(y)-la\ as a girl's name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Layla is "night beauty". Layla is a variant of Laila (Arabic): see Leila. Also a variant of Lila (Arabic): short form of Delilah (Hebrew) "lovelorn, seductive".
Layla is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2609 out of 4276, Top 61%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Layla for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Layla and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Layla (#29), Lyla (#140), Laila (#149), Lila (#183), Leila (#241), Lilah (#312), Laylah (#593), Lylah (#614), Leyla (#686), Leilah, Lela, Lelah and Lelia. (2014 statistics).
Layla is also pronounced similarly to Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lallia, Lally, Lalya, Leala, Leola, Lilla, Loela, Lola, Lolla and Lula. Other suggested 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.