GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ليلى (Arabic), لیلا (Persian), ლეილა (Georgian)
PRONOUNCED: LAY-lə (English), LEE-lə (English), LIE-lə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Variant of LAYLA. This spelling was used by Lord Byron for characters in 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'Don Juan' (1819), and it is through him that the name was introduced to the English-speaking world.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Laila, Layla, Leyla (Arabic), Leyla (Persian), Layla, Laila, Leilah, Lela, Leyla, Lila, Lyla (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Leyla (Azerbaijani), Lejla (Bosnian), Leyla (Turkish)
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