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Gender: F Meaning of Laila: "night" Origin of Laila: Spelling variation of Layla, Arabic Laila's Popularity in 2014: #149

Exotic and lovely, Laila is one of the lilting variations of Leila and Layla. It's the name of the former-boxer daughter of Muhammad Ali and of actor Shawn Wayans.

Famous People Named Laila

Laila Amaria Ali, American boxer; daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali
Laila Morse (born Maureen "Mo" Oldman), English actress
Laila Mehdin, Indian actress
Laila Abdesselam Rouass, British actress
Laura "Laila" Annikki Kinnunen, Finnish pop singer
Laila Natali Bagge Wahlgren, Swedish manager and songwriter
Laila Ellen Kaarina Hirvisaari, Finnish novelist
Laila Lalami, Moroccan-American novelist
Laila Stien, Norwegian novelist
Laila Ali Abdulla, 4th First Lady of the Maldives as wife of president Mohamed Nasheed, daughters Meera Laila Nasheed and Zaaya Laila Nasheed
Laila Rose Lynche, daughter of musician Michael Lynche
Laila Wayans, daughter of actor Shawn Wayans

Pop Culture References for the name Laila

Laila, spelling more often used in Finland, where it is pronounced like Lila/Lyla
Laila, character in "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini

Leyla, Laily, Laela, Lailah, Lallie, Laleh, Layla, Laylah