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What does Laila mean?

Laila Pronunciation of Laila as a girls' name is pronounced LAY-lah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Laila is "night beauty". See Leila. Usually refers to dark hair or a dark complexion. See also Lyla. Actress Laila Robbins.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, beauty


VARIANTS Laela, Laliah, Lailie, Laily, Laleh, Layla, Laylah

RELATED FORMS VIA LEILA, LYLA Leela, Leelah, Leila, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Lelia, Leyla, Lila, Lilah, Lyla

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(male) Lailai, ..

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How popular is Laila?

Laila is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2179 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Laila reached its apex rank of #135 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #182 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Layla (#27 IN 2018), Lyla (#128), Lila (#224), Leila (#238), Lilah (#287), Leyla (#646), Laylah (#781), Leilah (#1200), Leela (#1207), Lela (#1574), Laela, Lelah and Lelia are the popular related forms of Laila (#182). These relations of Laila were favored as birth names a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.94%) and have remained as common to this day (ADOPTION 0.92%, 1.5% LESS), but with versions like Lelia falling out of fashion. The most trendy names for newborns in this list are Lyla, Layla, Lilah, Leyla, Leilah, Leela, Leila, Laylah, Lila and Laila.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laila, Laela, Layla, Laylah, Leela in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Laila is pronounced similarly to Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lalla, Lallia, Lallie, Lally, Leala, Leelia, Lellia, Leola, Lili, Lilia, Lilie, Lilla, Lilli, Lillia, Lilly, Lilo, Loelia, Loella, Lolla, Lolly, Lulu and Lylah. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abila, Aila, Avila, Baila, Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cayla, Danila, Darla, Emila, Gaila, Galila, Gayla, Glila, Hala, Jamila, Kaila, Kala, Katla, Lael, Laina, Laine, Lal, Lanita, Lanna, Larra, Lavina, Leia, Lia, Liba, Lil, Lisa, Liya, Liza, Luisa, Luiza, Mala, Nabila, Naila, Nila, Palila, Paula, Pavla, Raula, Rayla, Shila, Tsila, Tzila and Zila. These names tend to be less frequently used than Laila.

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