Layla

Pronunciation: la-he-e-la-h
Origin: Saudi Arabia
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Middle East

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.

Layla Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Layla is currently #69 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Layla is currently #29 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Layla is currently #67 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Layla is currently #29 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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