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).
(female) Layda, Laylaia, ..
(male) Laylou, Laylow, ..
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 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #29 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Popular related forms of Layla (#29 in recent rankings) are Laela, Laila (#149 in recent rankings), Laylah (#593), Leela (#1142), Leila (#241), Leilah (#1161), Lela (#1486), 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 2014 (usage of 1.19%). Leila has generally been a favorite of parents, although Layla appears to be gaining favor too, while forms such as 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 names are Ayla▲, Bayla, Beyla, Calla, Camyla, Cayla▼, Dalla, Darla▼, Dayla, Earla, Gala, Gayla▼, Gaylla, Hala, Jayla, Jeyla, Kaala, Kalla, Kayla▼, Kaylla, Lada, Lael, Lal, Lanna, Lara, Larea, Lata, Lawra, Layne, Leya, Leyda, Leyna, Loyda, Lyda▼, Lyra, Makyla, Marla▼, Nyla▲, Paola, Pavla, Rayla, Shayla▼, Shyla, Skyla▲, Tayla, Tyla, Vala, Valla, Xyla and Zakyla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Layla.