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Origin: United Arab Emirates
Region Origin: Western Asia

Layla is a feminine name with Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew origins, meaning "night" or "dark beauty". The name is derived from the ancient Semitic word "layl," which means "night". In some interpretations of the Talmud, Lailah is the name of an angel. Layla became more widely known in the United States after Eric Clapton's song "Layla" hit the airwaves in the early 1970s. The name Layla has many common spellings, such as Leila, Laila, Laela, Laelah, Leilah, Leela, Laylah, and Leylah. It is pronounced as lah-EE-lah, LAY-luh, or LAY-lah. There are numerous variations of the name Layla across different languages and cultures, such as Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, French, Arabic, Bengali, and more. The name has also been popularized in various forms of media, including video games, television series, and movies.

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