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ليلى (Arabic) PRONOUNCED: LAY-la (English) [key] 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.
My name is Layla and I really like it. I have only ever met one other person called Layla and it's spelt differently.
Layla5665  10/4/2016
May also be derived from a name of ancient Arabian wine.
lunarwena  1/4/2016
Layla is an ARABIC name, not Hebrew and it means night fall or evening. Not dark beauty, and Eric Clapton's song was about his wife who cheated on him with a close friend... Layla was not her name obviously, for legal purposes.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2015
Layla means night also in Hebrew.
iosi  3/31/2014
Layla is night in Hebrew...
― Anonymous User  6/26/2012
Layla means the ‘ecstasy of wine’, and also means a clear moonless night where only stars are visible.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2008
The name Layla means Night in Hebrew.
Pronunciation: Lay-La
Name quite popular amongst Sephardic or Mizrachi Jews.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2008
I'm not sure but I think it means Love in Urdu.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2007
The meaning of the name is NOT, in fact, "night". This is a common mistake, if you inspect the spelling in Arabic you can see they're two different words. The name LAYLA means the light, giddy feeling when one has the first drink of the night, that is, not drunk but on the way to being drunk, the beginning of the intoxication. I hope I have translated it clearly.
Kanfoosh  6/11/2006
Layla actually means "dark night" in Arabic.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2005
Means "Dark beauty". Eric Clapton wrote and sang a song called 'Layla'. Stunning name.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2005
Layla in Arabic means, the Ecstasy of wine, and a moonless night. It also means a girl born at night.
MinaWhall  3/22/2005
Layla (lie-lah) means "night" in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  2/13/2005

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