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Gender: Female Pronunciation: LAY-la Meaning of Layla: "night" Origin of Layla: Variation of Leila, Arabic Layla's Popularity in 2018: #27

The name Layla is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "night". Layla is ranked #27 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

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A lovely musical name (remember the old Eric Clapton-Derek & the Dominos song?), Layla's seen a significant surge in popularity, partly through its kinship with hugely successful Kayla and partly because of the stylishness of virtually all the names for girls that have a double L: Lila, Leila, Lily, Lillian, Lilith and so on.

Layla has rocketed precipitously up the charts and is also popular in the UK and Australia. So while the name is beautiful, she'll have plenty of company from other girls with similar names.

The spelling Laila is represented by boxer Laila Ali. However, we prefer the classic spelling Leila.

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Comments

laineysophia Says:

2019-03-20T04:04:50

The name makes me want to sing, I love it. Derek And The Dominos really got this one up on my list tbh

Audrey_Rose Says:

2019-02-20T16:38:05

i don't understand how this name got so popular

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-19T09:58:06

Lovely name

Catgirlmri Says:

2017-02-17T01:38:20

I really like names like Lily, Lila, Lilith, even Lilia. But Layla? I just... no. Just no. Maybe it's the A, but no.

jahanbismi Says:

2015-09-25T08:00:15

My cousin is named Layla and she's very nice and pretty but I prefer Lila pronounced ly-la.

_aqua_buddy_ Says:

2015-07-21T12:22:26

OMG I LOVE THIS NAME IT"S ONE OF MY FAVORITES (lol) :D

Jinxgirl Says:

2015-06-18T15:33:02

Lovely name though I prefer the Leila spelling. But a teenaged Layla will probably constantly hear about how she "got them on their knees"

MaryKathryn Says:

2014-07-18T02:57:20

I know a very trashy girl named Layla, therefore this name has lost all appeal for me.