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Laila

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Spelling variation of Layla (Arabic); Sami variation of Helga (Finland)
"night; holy"

Laila Origin and Meaning

The name Laila is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "night; holy".
Beguiling 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. In Finland, the Sami people use this in place of the Scandinavian name Helga.
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Famous People Named Laila

  • Laila Amaria AliAmerican boxer; daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali
  • Laila Morse (born Maureen "Mo" Oldman)English actress
  • Laila MehdinIndian actress
  • Laila Abdesselam RouassBritish actress
  • Laura Annikki "Laila" KinnunenFinnish pop singer
  • Laila Natali Bagge WahlgrenSwedish manager and songwriter
  • Laila Ellen Kaarina HirvisaariFinnish novelist
  • Laila LalamiMoroccan,American novelist
  • Laila StienNorwegian novelist
  • Laila Ali Abdulla4th First Lady of the Maldives as wife of president Mohamed Nasheed; mother of Meera Laila and Zaaya Laila Nasheed
  • Laila Wayansdaughter of actor Shawn Wayans
  • Laila Rose Lynche (b. 2012)daughter of singer Michael Lynche
  • Laila Aubrielle (b. 2013)daughter of Jazmin Young of TV's "16 and Pregnant"
  • Laila Bullock (adopted 2015)daughter of actress Sandra Bullock

Laila in Pop Culture

  • Laila Markusdaughter of Grace and Leo on TV's "Will and Grace"
  • Lailaspelling more often used in Finland, where it is pronounced like Lila/Lyla
  • Lailacharacter in "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini