What does Leila mean?
Leila [leila] 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.Creative forms:
(female) Leilas, Leile, ..
(male) Leilaw, Leilo, .. Middle name pairings:
Leila Esperanza (L.E.), ..
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)
Leila was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #178 in the U.S. then, and is at #247 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Leila (#247 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Laila (#169 the previous year), Layla (#30), Leela (#1211), Leilah (#1254), Lela (#1526), Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#781), Lila (#199), Lilah (#314) and Lyla (#142). Adoption of these relations of Leila was at its most widespread 1 year ago (median #794) and has remained as widespread to this day (#822, down 4.2%), but with forms such as Lelah becoming less fashionable. The most trendy baby names in this list are Laila, Layla, Leila, Leyla, Lila, Lilah and Lyla.
Leila▲ is alike in pronunciation to Lailie, Laily, Lalla, Lallia, Lalya, Laylah▲, Leala, Lealia, Lealie, Leelee, Leola▼, Lili, Lilia▲, Lilie, Lilla▼, Lillia, Lilly▲, Lilo, Lily▲, Lolly, Louella▼, Luella▼, Lula▼, Lulu▼ and Lylah▲. Other suggested similar names are Avila, Breila, Cecila, Ceila, Dela, Delila, Dila, Emila, Gaila, Geila, Keala, Keila, Leana, Leena, Leesa, Leia▲, Leida, Leigh▼, Leina, Leisa, Lena▼, Lenda, Lenna▼, Lesia, Letta, Lexina, Leya, Lia▲, Liba, Lil, Lilas, Loida, Luiza, Mela, Mella, Naila, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Neola, Perla, Rella, Seila, Shila, Tecla, Tekla, Tsila, Twila▼, Verla▼ and Zila. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leila.See names in meaning and etymology.