Layla name meaning

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Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Arabic
Usage: Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, African, English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: LAY-la
Meaning: Dark Beauty, Wine, Companion of the Night, Seductive, Overnight and Babies At Night
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What does Layla mean?

The name Layla is of Arabic origin and means "night." It is the feminine form of the name Lail, and is also the name of a famous 7th century Arabic love poem by the poet Qays.

The name was popularized in the West by the 1970 Eric Clapton song "Layla."

Layla is a name with many different origins and meanings, making it a great choice for a baby girl's name.

It is also a name that can be used for both formal and informal occasions. If you are looking for a name for your baby girl that is unique and has multiple origins and meaning, then Layla might be the perfect choice for you.

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How do I pronounce Layla?

The one syllabled name Layla is commonly pronounced as LAY-la. The pronunciation choose to emphasis on first LAY syllable. It can also be pronounced as lay-lah or la(y)-la.

Variants of Layla

Laela, Leila, Laila, Leilamarie, Lala, Lelia, Laelia, Laylamarie, Laelah, Lajla, Lailamarie, Lalah, Lelita

Nicknames for Layla

Check out these nickaname options for given name Layla:

Names that rhyme with Layla

How popular is the name Layla?

Layla is a very popular name in United States given to over 87335 babies in 67 years. At present the moniker is on a rise, in 2017, it ranked 26th when 6471 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

Moreover, the given name has been to the top 50 baby names 10 times Also, Layla was among the popular names in England and Wales. Since emerging in 1996 around 19235 babies have been given the name.

At its zenith in 2012, 1796 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 29th position. However after 23 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still dominating the charts.

In addition to that, the name has been in the top 50 baby names 10 times

Layla used to be a common name in Ireland, first appeared in 1983 and over 1659 babies have been given the name in 27 years.

At its zenith in 2016,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 27 years but it is still going strong. Also, Layla is a common name in New South Wales given to over 2554 babies in 16 years.

When at its peak in 2014, 217 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 28th position. Also, In Queensland, Layla was once a common name since emerging in 2006 it has been given to over 1855 babies.

At its zenith in 2019,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 14 years but it is still going strong. Also, Layla is common in Victoria where over 1235 new-borns have been given the name since 2008.

Presently the name is rising, in 2013, 144 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 31st position.

Layla is a familiar baby name in France, it has been in use since 1957 and was able to reach the top 600 names.

In 1978, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 574 on girl names chart when 94 babies were named Layla. Over 1822 babies in France have been named Layla. Also, in Netherlands, in just 5 years, it has made it to the top 300 names.

Recently in 2018, 62 babies were given Layla and it reached its peak ranking, 219 on girl names chart. Over 269 babies in Netherlands have been named Layla. Also, in Western Australia, in just 1 years, it has made it to the top 100 names.

Recently in 2019, 90 babies were given Layla and it reached its peak ranking, 19 on girl names chart.

Layla is a unique baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 181 on girl names chart when 44 babies were named Layla. There are over 389 babies that have been given the name Layla in Switzerland.

Also, in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 400 names. In 2010, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 335 on girl names chart when 31 babies were named Layla.

Over 458 people have been named Layla in Belgium.

Layla is a rare baby name in Northern Territory where it is still in use and also in Western Australia. But Layla is a popular baby name in Bangladesh where every 1 in 8000 have the name as well as in, Morocco, Sudan, Egypt and Somalia.

As per our estimate, over 110000 people has been named Layla globally.

YearBoysGirls
RankBirthsRankBirths
202300305678
202200296058
202196427256303
202000246206
2019121175236500
201800276493
2017753210266318
201600306280
201595607306335
2014107046296456
View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration

Facts

Layla in Nordic countries

CountriesWomen
First NameSecondary Name
Netherlands1044158
Finland0111

What numerology tells about Layla?

Small successes don't feed your soul. You like to be a part of the big game. If letter A is your capstone in your name, you are romantic by nature. However, you are also interested in action. You love life and life loves you. When it comes to love, you are the jealous partner with a low self-confidence. You are trustworthy and hate liars who obsess over material things. Your soul is so sensitive that it allows you to feel other people's pain and suffering.

Other names similar to Layla

  •  Isha - Used majorly in Bengali and Sikh unheard-of, Isha is of Sanskrit origin, Isha means "Faculty, Purity or Another Name of Durga" is used as a gender insensitive name
  •  Ruhab is used mostly in Arabic and Arabic bestowed upon both boys and girls, Ruhab means "Our who Keeps Promise, Our who Keeps One's Promise or The One who Brings Happiness"
  •  Nurani - Nurani's meaning is Luminous is used majorly in Sindhi and Tamil is given to both sexes
  •  Sabari - Meaning of Sabari is One who Lives In Sabari Hill, Vareigated or Belongingto the Sabara Tribe used for both sexes is used principally in Marathi, Sanskrit and Kannada
  •  Mazhar - Unconventional and Modernistic Mazhar has its origin in Arabic, Mazhar means "Manifestation, Phenomenon or Image" bestowed upon baby boys is used mainly in Arabic and Sindhi

Middle names for Layla

These are some of the familiar and appealing options for Layla middle names.

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Famous people named Layla

  • Layla Fakhro, pioneering Bahraini woman
  • Layla Kayleigh, British-American TV personality
  • Layla El, English dancer, model
  • Layla Al-Attar, accomplished Iraqi artist and painter
  • Layla Wheeler in Haunted Hero as Actress
  • Layla Lopez in The 2012 Miss USA Pageant as
  • Layla Monroe in as
  • Layla Rose Cotter in Baby Come Home as Actress
  • Layla Price in If Night Comes as Actress
  • Layla LaShell in Going Hog Wild as Actress
  • Layla Labelle in Tight as
  • Layla Summers in Mr. North as Actress
  • Layla Aldridge in movie Hard Men as Actress
  • Layla Olwi characterized the leading role of Mohga Abdulrahman in 1988 crime and romance film Gharam El Afaie.
  • Layla Fawzi, from 1959 drama and romance flick Min ajal emraa, who played N.
  • Layla Fahmy played the main character of N in 1959 drama and musical movie Hasan wa Naimah.

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Sources

  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
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  9. Department of Jutsice, Government of Western Australia, https://bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/BabyNames/Default.aspx?uid=1144-3594-8619-1127
  10. NT.GOV.AU, https://nt.gov.au/law/bdm/popular-baby-names
  11. Queensland Government - Open Data Portal, https://www.data.qld.gov.au/dataset/top-100-baby-names
  12. NSW Government, https://www.nsw.gov.au/family-and-relationships/births/popular-baby-names
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