Quick Facts on Laila
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LAY-lah or LIE-lah
Night, Dark beauty
Etymology & Historical Origin - Laila
Laila is a variant spelling of the Arabic name “Leila” which means ‘night.’ Arabs would use the name Leila to signify the attributes of their daughter (i.e., dark beauty, dark haired) or to indicate that the child had been born at night. Originally an Arab/Muslim name, Leila (and its variants such as Laila) has acquired currency in both the English-speaking world as well as the Nordic nations in particular. It is more commonly thought of as an internationally adopted name at this point as evidenced by the growing number of spelling variations: Layla, Laila, Laylah and Lailah for instance.
Popularity of the Name Laila
Laila is more popular than the traditional spelling of Leila in the United States. It’s not as common as Layla today, but it’s climbing the charts along with Lyla and other possible spelling variations. Laila had a blip on the charts in 1884, but pretty much has not been used as a given name in America until the year 2000. It entered the charts that year at position #643 – pretty respectable given it came from obscurity. The name climbs about 500 positions in 10 short years so that by today Laila is becoming a more common name in America. It hasn’t hit the Top 100 list of most-favored girls’ names, and we doubt it will given all the competition she has among her sisters. Laila is a very pretty name and a perfect choice for the little dark-haired beautiful baby girls out there.
Popularity of the Girl Name Laila
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Laila
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Laila
Laila We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Laila.
Popular Songs on Laila
Laila - a song by Blue System
Children's Books on the Baby Name Laila
Laila & Tokar and the Chaos Scroll (Larraine Stacey) - Step into a world of wizards, magic and monsters. Armed only with an ancient scroll and an enchanted stone, fifteen-year old Tokar and his twelve-year old sister, Laila, must battle the evil wizard Var to save their father, friends and homeland. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Muhammad Ali and Laila Ali (Tim Ungs) - A biography on this family of boxers including the all time great Muhammad Ali and his boxing daughter Laila. Recommended for ages 9-12.
The Adventures of Laila And Maya: The Storm (Aisha Chaudhry) - A juvenile fiction story beautifully illustrating a wild, wonderful adventure, filled with action and thrill! This is a story about two ladybug sisters who find themselves caught in a raging storm of roaring thunder, flashing lightening, and forceful wind. Due to an injured wing, Laila finds herself in shivering despair at the top of a sunflower. What will Laila and Maya do in this stormy situation? This story will be a winner for emphasizing subtle lessons and fostering love of reading! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Laila
Famous People Named Laila - Laila Ali (boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali); Laila Ali Abdulla (First Lady of the Maldives); Laila (musician)
Children of Famous People Named Laila
Famous People who Named their Daughter Laila - Muhammad Ali (boxer)
Laila - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Laila - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Laila.
Personality of the Girl Name Laila
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Laila