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Leila meaning and name origin
Leila \le(i)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced LEE-lah, LAY-lah, LYE-lah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Leila is "night beauty". Used by authors for the names of exotic female characters in the early 19th century. The name is popular in the Middle East.Leila has 12 variant forms: Laila, Layla, Leela, Leelah, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lila, Lilah and Lyla.
For more information, see also the related name Loelia. Baby names that sound like Leila are Leala and Leola.
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Popularity of Leila
Leila is a very popular first name for women (#708 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Leila compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Leila only.