What does Leila mean?
Leila /lei-la/ as a girls' 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.
Affiliated girl name: Loelia.Kreatif forms: Leilan, Leile, Leily. [more]
How popular is Leila?
Leila is a very prominent first name for females (#708 out of 4276, Top 17%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Leila for girls. Leila was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #178 in the U.S. then, and is at #241 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Leila and related names. Prominent variation forms of Leila (#241 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Laila (#149 2 years ago), Layla (#29), Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#686), Lila (#183), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140). Adoption of these relations of Leila was at its most widespread in the year 2013 (average #514) and is almost as widespread today (#521, down 1.4%). Leila is the continual favorite, though Layla is currently the top form, and Lelah has lost favor. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leila▲ is alike in pronunciation to Laela, Laily, Lala, Lalla, Leala, Lealia, Leelia, Lellia, Leola▼, Lili, Lilia, Lilla▼, Lilo, Lily▲, Loela, Loella, Lola▲, Lolla, Luella▼ and Lula▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Ceila, Geila, Keila, Leia▲, Leida, Leina, Leisa, Lil, Neila and Seila. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leila.