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
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)
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Canada (BC)
2015
  England and Wales
2016
  Ireland
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
2016
  Northern Ireland
2015
  Scotland
2016