What does Leyla mean?
Leyla /ley-la/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Leyla's name origin is Arabic, and the meaning of Leyla is "night beauty". Leyla is an alternate form of Leila (Arabic) with the suffix -yla.
How popular is Leyla?
Leyla is an unusual given name for women. Leyla is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Leyla for girls. Leyla was first listed in 2005 and reached its apex position of #625 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #686 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Leyla and affiliated names. Laila (#149 a year ago), Layla (#29), Leila (#241), Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Lila (#183), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140) are the prominent variation forms of Leyla (#686 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000. Variants like Leelah are seldom used. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.4852%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4782%, 1.4% less), but with the forms Lela, Lelah and Lelia becoming less fashionable. The trendier girl names in this compilation are Layla (#29), Leila (#241), Leyla (#686), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140), and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for Layla, Leila, Lilah and Lyla. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leyla▲ is alike in pronunciation to Laela, Lala, Lalla, Laylah▲, Leala, Lealia, Leelia, Lellia, Leola▼, Lilla▼, Loela, Loella, Lola▲, Lolla, Luella▼, Lula▼ and Lylah▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Beyla, Jeyla, Keyla, Leya, Leyda and Leyna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leyla.