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What does Layla mean?

Layla Pronunciation of Layla as a girls' name is of Arabic derivation, and Layla means "night beauty". Layla is a variant form of Laila (Arabic): see Leila. Layla is also a derivative of Lila (Arabic): contraction of Delilah (Hebrew) "lovelorn, seductive".


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, night (black), beauty


VARIANTS Lylah, Lyla, Lilah, Leyla, Lelia, Lelah, Lela, Leilah, Leelah, Leela, Laylah, Laliah, Laleh, Laily, Lailie, Laela

(female) Layda, ..

(male) Laylou, ..

Layla Rylie (L.R.), ..

How popular is Layla?

Layla is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2609 out of 4276, Top 61%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Layla entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #26 in the U.S. in 2017, and is at #27 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Layla (#27 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Laela, Laila (#182), Laylah (#781), Leela (#1207), Leila (#238), Leilah (#1200), Lela (#1574), Lelah, Lelia, Leyla (#646), Lila (#224), Lilah (#287), Lyla (#128) and Lylah (#638). Other variants, like Leelah, are seldom used. These forms of Layla were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2011 (USAGE OF 0.96%) and have remained as popular to this day (USAGE 0.95%, DOWN 1%). Leila has generally been a favorite of parents, although Leyla appears to be gaining favor too, while forms such as Lelia have become less contemporary.

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

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

Similar Names

Layla is pronounced similarly to Lali, Lalla, Lallie, Lally, Lalya, Leala, Lealia, Leelia, Leola, Lili, Lilia, Lilla, Lilli, Lillia, Lilly, Lilo, Lily, Loela, Loelia, Loella, Lolla, Lolly, Luella, Lula and Lulu. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ayla, Bayla, Beyla, Calla, Camyla, Cayla, Dalla, Darla, Dayla, Earla, Gala, Gayla, Gaylla, Hala, Jayla, Jeyla, Kaala, Kalla, Kayla, Kaylla, Lada, Lael, Lal, Lanna, Lara, Larea, Lata, Lawra, Layne, Leya, Leyda, Leyna, Loyda, Lyda, Lyra, Makyla, Marla, Nyla, Paola, Pavla, Rayla, Shayla, Shyla, Skyla, Tayla, Tyla, Vala, Valla, Xyla and Zakyla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Layla.

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