Gender Feminine
Scripts لیلا(Persian) ليلى(Arabic) لەیلا(Kurdish Sorani) ლეილა(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. /lej.ˈlɒː/(Persian) /ˈlaj.laː/(Arabic) /ˈleɪ.lə/(English) /ˈli.lə/(English) /ˈlaɪ.lə/(English) /lɛ  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Variant of Layla, and the usual Persian transcription.

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

VariantsLeyla(Persian) Laila, Layla, Leyla(Arabic) Laïla(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Leyla(Kurdish) Laila, Layla, Lela, Leyla, Lila, Lilah, Lyla, Lylah, Leilah(English)
Other Languages & CulturesLeyla(Azerbaijani) Lejla(Bosnian) Leyla(Turkish) Laila(Urdu)
User SubmissionsLeïla, Leila


People think this name is

classic   natural   wholesome   refined   serious  

Name Days

Estonia: March 5
Finland: March 5
Hungary: June 21
Sweden: August 28


Entry updated April 5, 2022