What does Layla mean?
Layla /lay-la/ as a girls' name is of Arabic derivation, and Layla means "night beauty". Layla is a variant form, with the suffix -yla, 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 statistics of Layla for girls. Layla entered the list in 1993 and reached its apex rank of #29 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Popular related forms of Layla (#29 in recent rankings) are Laila (#149 in recent rankings), Laylah (#593), Leila (#241), Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#686), Lila (#183), Lilah (#312), Lyla (#140) and Lylah (#614). Other variants, like Leelah, are seldom used. These forms of Layla were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.467%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.466%). Leila has generally been a favorite of parents, although Layla appears to be gaining favor too, while Lela, Lelah and Lelia have become less contemporary.
Layla▲ is pronounced similarly to Lali, Lalla, Lallie, Lally, Lalya, Leala, Lealia, Leelia, Leola▼, Lili, Lilia, Lilla▼, Lilli, Lillia, Lilly▲, Lilo, Lily▲, Loela, Loelia, Loella, Lolla, Lolly, Luella▼, Lula▼ and Lulu▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Bayla, Beyla, Cayla▼, Darla▼, Dayla, Earla, Gala, Gayla▼, Gaylla, Jayla▲, Kayla▲, Kaylla, Lada, Lael, Lal, Lara▼, Layne, Leyna, Loyda, Lyra, Pavla, Rayla, Shyla▼, Tayla and Vala. These names tend to be less commonly used than Layla.