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  • Records indicate that 20,989 girls in the United States have been named Laila since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2008, when 2,379 people in the U.S. were given the name Laila. Those people are now 10 years old.

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  • "My name is laila and I like it a lot , most people say my name wrong 😂 or the spell it Leila , and I only met one person with. The same name as me , but it was spelt it different 😂👍🏾🤷🏾‍♀️" Feb. 18, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is layla raine, I love it, it was chosen for me, if you are naming a child do not doubt yourself, go with your heart, this is one area where you do not need anyone else's opinion, btw, I love the name that my mother chose for me :-)" May. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Laila and I like this name too. However it's pronounced like "Lie-la",so people end up calling me "Lay-la" which I don't mind. I'm use to hearing it both ways." Aug. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is laila every on give compliment someone gives bad someone good this makes me sad" Apr. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leila Yasmin (lay-luh yaas-meen). I love my name. I have always been complimented on it and my husband even has my name tatooed on him in Arabic." Dec. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Partner is from Bosnia & Hercegovina and spells her name Lejla." Nov. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom spelled my name Lila, and it was totally unique until I was an adult. The meaning I have found and like most is "gentle night," reminding me of a quiet, beautiful, starry night. I am serene and peaceful, so this fits me. I did not know that it is also an Hebrew derivation; I like that as I am fair with green eyes, and appreciate the Hebrew people. I like the Persian connection as well because of the legendary version of a similar "Romeo and Juliet" story, and the fact that is has been a conversation starter with many from that part of the world." Oct. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my little girl's name. I spell it Lailah, I have always loved that name from the first time I heard the singer's name Lalah Hathaway when I was very young. My husband thinks more of Laila Ali. LOL" Jun. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am expecting in October! We chose the name Laila, but we haven't settled on a middle name yet!" Jun. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Laila (lay-lah) Elise. People always coment on how beautiful her name is. I didnt think the name was all that popular until I registered her for day care and there were two other children with the same name, one spelled Laila and the other spelled Leila. I love this name and am so glad I chose it for my beautiful daughter :)" Jan. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes my daughters name is Laila it can be pronounced Lah la or la ee la... It is Arabic/ Hebrew in origin and means "Beautiful"!" Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "beautiful name! it has Hebrew origin and it means nightfall!" Dec. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Laila said (Lay-lah) and I'm half Iraqi. I love that there are not many people I know with the same name, it does get a bit annoying correcting people on the how to pronounce it, but overall I love my name" Nov. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla. I am over 50 and have not met many others with my name although in the past 15 years I hear mothers calling "Layla" in stores and it always surprises me. Arabic or Persian people are always surprised that a fair skinned, blonde American, is named Layla, as if they own the name or something. All in all I absolutely love my name and am grateful that my parents named me such a beautiful name." Oct. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love writing stroies i have ever since i was a little girl. When i was young i used to call most of my main characters Laila (LAY-LUH). Ought it to be pronounced LAYla or LIEla or LEEla?" Aug. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first/ middle name is Laila Aleida. I love my name .. it couldn't have been more perfect. A lot of people comment on how well it suites me. Although I am planning on changing the spelling of my first name once i've adopted the stage name to, "Layla". Reason is because i've noticed most people assume it's pronounced as Layla. And it is, but some may also pronounce it as Lie-luh, which is what im more used to being called as. It's a beautiful name and I don't seem to share it with a lot of my classmates .. which is actually a good thing :) Shout out to all the Laila's/Leila's/Layla's/etc out there ! muah ." Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due in Feb. I want to name my baby girl Laila Rae. I think it is beautiful and would like to pronounce it Lay-luh. I got the name from the Eric Clapton song and after I researched it, found out it was spelled Laila not Layla." Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "we are expecting our first baby and love the name layla, its our top girl name!!!" Jan. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "laila is my name(lie-la)andguess it freakin rock!!!" Nov. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's pronouce lie-lah and it's hebrew if you pronouce it lay-lah then it's arabic and incorrect" Nov. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have just called my black labrador puppy Laila (pronouncing it Lay-lah) because she is beautiful with a lovely black coat and was also born in the night. It is a very meaningful name and however it is spelt it is right for whoever has this name. I am thrilled to have found it." Aug. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had my first child and I named her Laila Marie. I love the name it is very beautiful with meaning." Jun. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi all my wife is expecting and wants to name our daughter layla looking for help on a middle name ? can you help?" Jun. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our daughter Laila after my mother. My wife and I just love the name and I must say that I'm a bit shocked to see so many people with the name Laila" May. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leila and its spelt differently. A lot of people mis pronounce it and it's not a name you hear everyday so thats a good thing. Another little thing is that i am Arabic, my dad resides from Iraq and my mom is Canadian. So there is another reason why i was named Leila. I love my name!! :)" May. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my new daughter Layla. I hadn't researched the name, as I knew it from a lady I knew many years ago. I was surprised and pleased by it's meaning as my beautiful daughter was born with a head of thick dark hair, and in the middle of the night!" Mar. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm due June 1st 2008 and I am considerdering the name laila I personally think it it a lovely name I have dark black hair and tan skin and my husband has light hair and skin so hopefully my daughter will be a dark haired beauty???" Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my daughter is names laila because its a family name and because of its meaning:dark beauty;extacy of love. how sweet. and yes everyone mispronounce it all the time." Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY DAUGHTER NAME IS LAILA AND I LOVE IT..YES PEOPLE SAY IT WRONG ESPECIALLY AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE LOL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THEM TO CALL THE LAST NAME SOMETIMES. LAILA IS A GIRLY NAME AND SOUNDS SO DIFFRENT EVERYONE LOVES THE NAME" Dec. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Its unique and easy to spell. Most people call me Lila, and i am starting to answer to that name too. Its cool to have a unique name, that's not spelled how people would think its spelled. I love my name!" Dec. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Laila. I love my name and I'm thankful my mother gave me a name I could easily spell. People love my name a lot although they often slaughter it by mispronouncing it. My name's pronounced Lay-luh although according to its spelling its more like Lie-lah. I get reminded of the 'Layla' song by Eric Clapton (and the story behind it) all the time.." Nov. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my dad likes old music and we were listening to eric claptons song layla but i decided to spell my dogs name different like laila its such abeautiful name for her everybody just loved her name from tulsa, oklahoma" Oct. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "First saw this name flipping through channels and landed on a TlC program named " Tuckerville". Country singer Tanya Tucker has a daughter named Layla and really liked it. Never liked the show but loved the named. I now have a 1 month old daughter named Layla! Everyone loves it and thinks of it as original as I come from a small town in Quebec Canada!" Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Laila and am plannning to name my daughter this name(due in December). Im still deciding on a spelling though. Layla? Laila? Leila?" Sep. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Laila pronounced "Laylah" is my childs name. I am proud to call her Laila. Everyone has there own opinion but lets not judge on who is "RIGHT or WRONG". The names we give our children are the names God has given us to give to them. Valerie-PHX" Aug. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. We are having our first baby in Dec and I want to name her Laila. This is one name that my husband I have agreed on." Jul. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Laila is my 1 year baby girl's name and when people hear her name they tell me how beautiful it is. There is no other person named Laila in our area" Jul. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Layla after the Eric Clapton song." May. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our first beautiful granddaughter Laila was born on the 22nd of January 2007 and weighed 8lb 12oz she has lots of dark hair and she is absolutly gorgeous. My friend's granddaughter's name is Leila but pronounced the same.My husband has her name tattooed on his back and i'm having her name tattooed on my wrist. Pronounced Lay la." Feb. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My beautiflul daughter came into the world and 2 days later my husband said lets call her Laila. I had never heard of this name before but instantly fell in love with it . I wanted Madison but laila was so much more beautiful." Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm currently pregnant and planning on naming my daughter Laila because it has such great allusions to it and is short, simple and strong. :] Though I don't like the lie-la pronunciation of it, that's really annoying." Jan. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Asked a guy from Syria what the name really means. He turned to his friends and muttered for a while and then said to me: It says 'no but GOD' 707" Jan. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Laila Renee. I love her name and get nothing but compliments from others. We were originally looking for a name to incorporate my husband's family name of Lee. I asked him about Leila, which he didn't like. He thought Layla, from Eric Clapton's song, and I changed up the spelling." Dec. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Leyla and usyally people like it. When I want a person to remember my name I tell them to think of Eric Clapton's song "Layla". I am not sure if it is because of the meaning of my name but I am night person." Dec. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Layla is my daughter's name. I love this name. It is so feminine and pretty. I know it's meaning is "dark" or "night", but I don't associate anything negative about it at all!" Nov. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "laila was the name i gave my dog who is know longer is with us...but shes locked deep with in my being...laila is name i will always love...rip laila love eddy...." Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Laila. It's arabic, it means 'night' but also 'midnight princess'. I get a lot of compliments for it." Sep. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my daughter Leila, I love the name and the meaning!" Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Layla is a classic rock song by Derek and the Dominos with Eric Clapton as the lead singer. This is a great song and I am thinking of naming my daughter Layla or Laila not BECAUSE of the song, but because it has a beautiful flow to it and is not very common." Sep. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes my name is laila. Many people pernounce it : LEE-LAA which i hate, but i'm still proud of my name =)" Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah my name is Laila. My mom isn't one of those ARABE WANNABES that name there children laila, kuz my mom IS arabe. but anywassss. yeah people persnounce it wrong, only the white ones HAHA. oh i crack myself up... soo it means night.. and i don't like people having the same name as me.. so who evers reading this, DO NOT NAME YOUR DAUGHTERS LAILA BECAUSE IT'S A ONVER USED NAME THATS SHOULDN'T BE USED!!! IF YOU DO NAME THEM " LAILA" THEN THERE IS A 2 OUT OF 3 CHANCE THAT SHE WILL BE UGLYYYYYYYYYY" Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ive scandinavian ancestry and american indian heritage,spelled Lyla, I was always told as a child it stems from the arabic form of a myth or story involving a dark maiden in the night,fairy tale kind of thing..nice for a child to dream on I guess, beautiful thought nonetheless. Ive more oft than not had to correct people in pronunciation and s;elling. was raised pronouncing it ..lie-la..ie, LYLA" Jun. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name. If I ever have a daughter, will call her Laila" May. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "named my daughter "Lailah" I used an 'H' on the end because I understand the proper pronouciation is with an 'h' sound at the end. However, I rarely see it spelled that way so I pressume her name will be misspelled by others quite often. I understand the meaning to be any of: Born at night, nighttime, dark beauty, night with beautiful moonlight." May. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the name Laila and i was told it means dark as night and beauty of a rose. I love my name and wouldn't change it for anything." May. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lailah is my baby name Ilove it,she is arab-latin." Apr. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have just named our beatiful baby girl Laila, as my wife and I think it is a beatiful name. Everyone who we have spoken to seems to agree." Apr. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have found the name in Hindi to mean sweetheart or in the religious aspect, divine reality. As our child honors her east Indian ancestry, she wears this name with pride and emanates from her very being. It is a beautiful name all in all and has divine meaning to anyone who shares it." Feb. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name I plan to name my unborn child. It will be pronounced Lay-la. I hope she likes it as much as I do." Feb. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Laila and laila is the name in the arabic version of romeo and juliet" Feb. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Laila,And i'm from Norway- I pronounce Laila ; 'Lail-ah. The H on the end is very important for me." Jan. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Laila and most of the time call me La la." Jan. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My namess laila, and i'vee been told that i am GORGEOUS!" Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hebrew. Laila, pronounced in hebrew LIE-La. Means Night" Dec. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leila; pronounced LEE-LAH. No one ever pronounces or spells it correctly on the first try and I often have to repeat myself when introducing myself. However, after I repeat i, almost always, the person pauses, says it out loud, thinks about it, then tells me it is a pretty name. I love it and enjoy having an unusual name. I have never met anyone else who spells or pronounces it the same way." Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our dog's name but we spelled it Lila, pronounced Lyla. I love this name and would have used it for my daughter but she is fair not a dark beauty, so our gorgeous black puppy got it instead." Nov. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lyla is my name and I am often told it is a beautiful name. A muslim women told me it's orgin from Aribic. It's a name of a female Sahaabi; character from the tales of Leila Majoor. I've never meet anyone with the same spelling as mine. It's most commonly seen spelled as Lila. Other spelling would be; Lillah,Leilia, Lela, Laila, and Layla." Oct. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my daughter Lailah - means night in arabic, also means dark haired beauty, there are serveal meanings, all good" Sep. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Persian, the correct way to pronounce Laila/Layla is with an h sound on the end Lay-lah. That gives it a much more softer sound, but it isn't said that way in North America." Aug. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pronounced: Layla. It means "night" or "mysterious" or "beauty."" Aug. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Laila has Arabic origins and it means twilight." Jul. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pronounced Lila. My name stems from scandinavia and not often do I meet people witht the same name" Jul. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      39 Neutral Comments

  • "Laila is cool but my cousin spells it Leila and is called Li-ls but it's actually Lay-LAH" May. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Laila and it is pronounced (Lay-la) but people always pronounce it (lie - la) it's so annoying :(!" Aug. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My couson is called laila.my mom spells it like this (layla" Aug. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is Laila Rain. So happy to see another person in the universe thought that Laila Rain was a beautiful name too" Apr. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I named my second daughter Lailah No'elRose. Still getting tounge tided with the both of my girls Nayla and Lailah ;) they are my joy in my life." Jul. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Laila, and I always get complemented on it. I find the meaning of it to be so romantic also, though I've heard variations (bright night, nightfall, night beauty), they all sound wonderful! I love my name :P" Dec. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi named by beautiful daughter born February 27, 2010. Laila Rain" Sep. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and I get compliments on it all the time. I love that it's simple and unique. It's spelled Leila and pronunced lay-la. My mom loves Eric Claptons song "Layla" and that's how she got my name. since I'm from Hawaii she spelled it Leila cause it looks more Hawaiian." May. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents name me Leilah Mary Elizabeth and I love my name and the unique spelling! It's pronounced Lie-Lah. I am named after the nun who dilevered me!" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Question" Can the name ever be pronounced as "Lah-EE-lah?" And is is for sure both Arabic and Persian?" Nov. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name!! I am planning on naming my daughter due in august Layla Rain. My mother in law HATES it, she thinks the meaning is dark which equals sin. But I just love it. Its free spirited and feminine" Apr. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "wow i never had any idea how popular my name is. I love it, often i get comented on how nice it is! Well every laila out there probably knows that! I love the arabic spelling... thanks mum and dad! xxx" Dec. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Laila. This is the original Arabic spelling of the name. I love the name, it's cute, fresh, and feminine. We recieve several compliments each day on this name, I think it's going to be a "name- favorite"!!" Mar. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Laila. This is the original Arabic spelling of the name. I love the name, it's cute, fresh, and feminine. We recieve several compliments each day on this name, I think it's going to be a "name- favorite"!!" Mar. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife had a baby girl this morning and her name is Laila Tene!" Dec. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is laila, I love my name and I'm thankful my father gave me tis name, because it's an Arabic name which means " extacy of love", THIS >WHY I LOVE IT" Dec. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Laila. I love that name. I receive comments on her name all the time how pretty & feminine it is." Dec. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter's name is Laila. It is pronounced like "Lilac" without the "c." This is the Finnish spelling and pronounciation. People often pronounce it "Laylah" which is just not right!" Aug. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is laila like laila ali . and she is very content. She is a social butterfly.=) Her exact name is Laila" Jul. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named My 11 week old daughter Laila. I think it is a beautiful name, and I only recently found it the meaning which fits perfectly, as shes got a thick head of jet black hair." Jul. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY FRIEND IS LIALA, AND SHE IS VERY NAUGHTY. SHE IS ACTUALLY LIALA-KAREN. MAY BE IS THE KAREN THAT IS NAUGHTY. BUT SHE IS NICE TO BE WITH. I LIKE HER." Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey, so lyla is the same as layla? same orifin and meaning?" Nov. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lyla, it means night in Hebrew. I have Israeli background, Sephardic." Nov. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY FATHER NAMED ME LAILA AND IM THREE MONTHS OLD..." Nov. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "if someone knows how to pronounce the arabic name "Layla" Email me at: Ohmourningstar@yahoo.com and put PRONUNCIATION as the subject" Oct. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Laila and it means "nighttime" i love my name soo much!" Aug. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named my niece Laila, and get lots of positive comments on it. We pronounce it Lay-la but recently realized that Lie-la is the Norwegian pronunciation. Either way I adore the name." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name alreadt means princess and my second name is laila so am i princess beauty?" Mar. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i was named a different name at birth but i changed the name to laila cause it sounds romantic. yes it does mean beauty of the dark but i also heard it means the night. love the way it sounds and have got complimented for it a number of times." Feb. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name laila is scandinavian also meanning: nightfall or the night." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lailah means night in Hebrew also, but is pronounced Lie-lah rather than Lay-lah." Jan. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter born 12 November 2005, Laila. There are many ways to spell it." Jan. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is Lela (pronounced Lee-lah) and ive been called everything from Leihla, Lila, and lola but i wouldn't change it for the world. I love my name!!" Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Laila too (I'm german), but my mother named me after the skandinavian and inuit roots of it... does anyone know what it means there? I pronounce it like Lilah, by the way, and I couldn't wish for a better name :)" Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a very proud Laila, I've only ever met two others with the same spelling. One is the woman I was named after, and the other is a baby who was named after me! 'Laila and Majnoon' (various sellings of both names) is an Arab folktale about star-crossed lovers, a bit like Romeo and Juliet, the story is known accross the Islamic world." Dec. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name Laila or Layla is the actual word for Night in Arabic. good night is Layla-ala Kheir. (similar is Leila-Tov, good night in Hebrew.) my daughter is named Layla (this spelling) but we almost went with the Laila spelling. Eric Clapton won out. ;)" Nov. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "hyaa im a 15 year old girl n i luv the name layla its my fave name giv it 10/10 leah x" Nov. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla i am ARABIC and in arabic it means beauty or princess of darkness. i usually am told it is called beauty" Nov. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pronounced LAY-la. It means night in Arabic. I have met others with the same pronounciation, but never with the same spelling." Aug. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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