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What does Leyla mean?

Leyla [ley-la] 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.

Associated with: arabic, night (black), beauty.


Leyla has 11 variants: Laila, Layla, Leela, Leelah, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Lila, Lilah and Lyla.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leylee, Leyleo, ..

(male) Leylam, Leylow, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Leyla for girls. Leyla was first listed in 1999 and reached its apex position of #625 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #686 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leyla name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leyla outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Leyla and affiliated names. Laila (#149 via latest list), Layla (#29), Leela (#1142), Leila (#241), Leilah (#1161), Lela (#1486), Lelah, Lelia, Lila (#183), Lilah (#312) and Lyla (#140) are the prominent variation forms of Leyla (#686 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Leyla were popular in 2014 (average #794), except for forms such as Lela which have become less fashionable. The trendier girl names in this compilation are Laila, Layla, Leila, Leyla, Lila, Lilah and Lyla.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leyla, Laila, Layla, Leela, Leila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Lila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilah, Lyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laila, Layla, Lyla outside U.S.

Similar Names


Leyla is alike in pronunciation to Lala, Lalia, Lalla, Lally, Lalya, Leala, Leelee, Leelia, Lellia, Leola, Lili, Lilia, Lilla, Lilli, Lillia, Loela, Loelia, Loella, Lolla, Lolly, Louella, Luella, Lula, Lulu and Lylah. Other recommended names are Ayla, Bayla, Beyla, Byla, Cayla, Cela, Dayla, Gayla, Geela, Geila, Hella, Jayla, Jeyla, Kayla, Keyla, Kyla, Lecia, Leena, Leesa, Leeya, Leeza, Leia, Leisa, Lena, Lenya, Leora, Lesha, Lesli, Lesya, Letha, Letta, Leya, Leyda, Leyna, Lyda, Mela, Merla, Myla, Pella, Perla, Seila, Sela, Seula, Tayla, Tecla, Tesla, Twyla, Tyla, Verla and Xyla. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leyla.