Layla
NamePopularityRelated NamesRelatedNamesakesWebsitesRatingsComments
Contribute
Given Name LAYLA
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Arabic, English
OTHER SCRIPTS: ليلى (Arabic)
PRONOUNCED: LAY-lə (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
Means "night" in Arabic. This was the name of the object of romantic poems written by the 7th-century poet known as Qays. The story of Qays and Layla became a popular romance in medieval Arabia and Persia. The name became used in the English-speaking world after the 1970 release of the song 'Layla' by Derek and the Dominos, the title of which was inspired by the medieval story.
Categories
dark, literature, medieval, song titles, Winx Club characters
Related Names
VARIANTS: Laila, Leila, Leyla (Arabic), Laila, Leila, Lela, Leyla, Lila, Lyla, Leilah (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Leyla (Azerbaijani), Lejla (Bosnian), Leila (Georgian), Leila, Leyla (Persian), Leyla (Turkish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #30 
England and Wales  ranked #35 
Canada (BC)  ranked #68 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #30 
Ireland  ranked #46 
Netherlands  ranked #223 
New Zealand  ranked #51 
Northern Ireland  ranked #69 
Scotland  ranked #27