The name Laila is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "night; holy". Laila is ranked #172 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF...In Space! Part 1".
From the experts:
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. In Finland, the Sami people use this in place of the Scandinavian name Helga.