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  • Records indicate that 46,845 girls in the United States have been named Layla since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 6,227 people in the U.S. were given the name Layla. Those people are now 5 years old.

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  • "My daughters name is Layla Sunshine and she's 10. We've love the name and have been very fortunate to have her be the only one we know or have been in our social circle,(school, church,sports etc.). She was named after the song and we had no idea it meant dark beauty. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. 10 years later and we still love it!" Jun. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My beautiful daughter is named Laila Maria Jeanette. Everyone who meets her compliments her name, and what a pretty girl she is. I think the name Laila, any of the spellings, just brings to mind beauty." Jun. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is layla and peple always say I remind them of the song Layla" Jan. 17, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is leyla too ...i'm a kurd but i love it more that my name is over the whole wold! And i love the meaning too "beautiful nigt" and the greatest love history about leyla and macnun♥♡" Oct. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla and I am always getting compliments on my name. I never met anyone who did not like the name." Apr. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Me and my wife loved to crown the mix of our different backgrounds from an arabic (my side) and English (her side) and have a name for our first baby girl with a bit of arabic background but still fits easily in the western culture as we live in Australia.. Layla was our beautiful choice that we adore and love so much.." Jan. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is layla most people think its a muslim name but its a blue rose flower name." Jan. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just happend to see one of the comments added above which made me so thrilled because I also named my daughter Layla Faith! It is just so perfect :)" Aug. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter's name is Layla Angeline and everyone that she meets LOVES the name!" Apr. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my little girl Layla Lucie. I had always loved the name, but my husband was listening to the song one day and then that night whilst looking through a baby name book he opened it right onto Layla, so we thought that's it!! Lucie is after my sister. Everyone who meets her thinks its as pretty as she is!" Feb. 1, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE the name Layla! I have it down to Layla and Lola, but I do like Layla better. I don't know if I am having a boy or a girl yet, but if it is a girl I sure hope I can talk my husband into the name. He doesn't like either one because they are "after songs". I explained that those songs were out so many years ago that none of the kids in the class would likely even have heard of them!" Jul. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! always have, called my little girl Layla and no one has trouble pronouncing it." Feb. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Often times i am complemented on how beautiful it is. It makes me feel special. Ocassionally people mis pronounce it. I run into few people named layla.You say it like "Lay-lah". I have arabic in me but was born here in Florida." Jan. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla spelled Layla and i just love it i met soo many people named after me and now it is popular" Jan. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Layla Marie, me and her father couldnt agree on anything and then one night I had a dream that she was here and her name was Layla and we both LOVED it! so it stuck! Layla Marie!" Oct. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leila and I've always loved it! It fits me to a tee and defines my brown hair & eyes and my overall exotic ness!" Oct. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have just had our 3rd daughter and called her Layla we LOVE it, It's a beautiful name!!" Jul. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm expecting a little girl due in September, and I'm naming her Laylah Ann! I heard the name one day and fell in love with it!" Jun. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really love the name Layla, it is the name of my one and only hero Layla Grace Marsh a little girl who lost her battle to cancer at the age of 2. I am planning on naming my daughter Rylee Layla-Chelsea. Like it or not! I NEED OPINIONS!" May. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Layla Faith, I love it and whenever I tell people her name they think its beautiful!" Apr. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Layla Miette and when we tell people her name, they are in awe. They have mention it as being a beutiful and unique name. I'm glad we picked such a beautiful name." Feb. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! Im 16 and still havent met another person with my name :)! Mines pronounced Lay-la. <3x" Feb. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love that name. i'm only a teenager but hey! a girl can always plan ahead. if i have a duaghter when i'm older i'm callin her layla. if i have 2 girls one will be layla and the other mia-rose" Nov. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have loved the name Layla Jade for a baby for so long. And now im expecting. I dont know if im having a girl yet, but my husband is stuck on it cause of the song, and i just love it. Being hormonal i almost started to reconsider it, but after reading all of these comments i think i will stick with my plan...let hope for a girl!" Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Beautiful name, I have a sister named Layla, and she loves her name." Apr. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 29yrs old and my name is Layla. Of course after the song. I hated my name growing up because I got picked on, but kids will be kids. Now that I am an adult I appreciate, and absolutely love my name and the fact that I have never met another. I get so many compliments on how beautiful my name is. Having such a different and unique name played a huge role in picking out a name for my daughter. My middle name is also very unique...Nara, I think Layla Nara goes very nice together." Mar. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla and I love the name!!! People sometimes misspell it, but they never mispronoune it. as for people singing the song, layla, i never find it annoying, but that could just be me. haha...i have never met anyone with the same name as me and i love that because it is different. please, consider layla for your daughter1 she will LOVE her name! =)" Feb. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi im pregnant at the mo with a little baby girl and want to call her layllah-jayne love the name and the way i spell it but my partner thinks its spelt wrong dose it look wrong could i have it like that anyways? ?" Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i jst LOVE my name i am proud my name is layla it is cool to have a unique name" Oct. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i jst LOVE my name i am proud my name is layla it is cool to have a unique name" Oct. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I plan on naming my daughter layla. i cant wait!!!" Sep. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I saw this name on a womans name tag at the supermarket, except she spelled it Leila; My huband and I looked at each other (after debating on soooo many other names) and were like yesss! her name will be leila spelled Layla. I love her name ... Layla Sophia!" Sep. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I found this site just before layla was born as I was always checking names and did a lot of research on meanings of names but Layla has to be the most positive names I have ever come across (intoxicating ŭ dark beauty) and now I know why Laylaŭs are amazing well mine is great name love it so much she is an angel 9 weeks old now what a great name." Aug. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daugther Layla ,after the song, but also because Layla in Hebrew means "to be intoxicated by wine" and i craved chardonnay during my pregnancy and could not have it! Why couldn't i have craved chocolate?! No one seems to mention that Lord Byron wrote about a Layla in his poems, but spelt it Leiyla, i think. Layla is two now and the name becomes more popular, i hope she still loves it as much as her father and i do in years to come, all our friends and family love it. Our next daughter will be called Lucia, as we wanted some thing similar." Jul. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am a layla from england and i absoloutely love my name. i think it is such a pretty name for a girl and i can still see it being as beautiful in many years time!!!" May. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born 27 nov 05 and is Layla. Nobody was called it then and now its just so popular" May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter was born in 2007 and I named her Layla. I love the name and it suits her to a tea." Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's my name and i love it! i'm 28 now and it was a little tough when i was in middle school and the unplugged version of the eric clapton song, "layla" became popular. everyone would sing "laaaaay la" when i got on the bus. at the time it was embarassing but looking back i guess i should have been flattered. i've gotten many compliments on my name and lot's of annoying people who ask if my parent's were clapton fans. some people also cofuse my name with the song "lola"" Apr. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name also means Night in Hebrew, in Hebrew it is pronounced slighly different than in Arabic. Sounds beautiful in both languages." Apr. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I prefer this name pronounced "Lay-la" as opposed to "Ly-la". I wonder which way most girls and women pronounce their names." Mar. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother-in-law's name is Layla. I think it's a really nice, soft name. It has a gentle sound to it." Mar. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I met a very beautiful girl today named Layla. The meaning "Bark Beauty is an understatement. She was the most beautiful girl I have ever met. She is from Israel, she gorgeous olive skin & beautiful black hair. I can't wait to see her again!" Feb. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named daughter Layla. I've always liked the name, and my husband and I agreed on it. It has a special ring to me. It's a well known name, however, it is not that common. We love the name, and it suits our little girl so well. We picked the most obvious spelling, so we're hoping it won't be pronounced or spelled wrong." Aug. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yeah this is my cousins name. she's such a sweet little girl." Jul. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hehe my Names Layla and i love my name sooo much coz i feel individual with it!! i like having a name that hardly anyone else has it makes me feel so special!! and i loev its cool meanings x x" Apr. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was my nickname for many years (my real name being Lia) and I oftentimes wished it was actually my real name. Beautiful." Mar. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla and I'm 16. I love my name because I've never meet anybody with my name. I'm not just another Heather or Jennifer (no offense meant to the heathers and jennifers of the world). People misspell and mispronounce my name all the time. They just start adding all sorts of letters and takeing out the essential ones. My name is not Lee-La, it's Lay-La. Just say it like it sounds. As a kid it was hard having a "diffrent" name, but now i know that my name is as much apart of me as my hair or my eyes. And I love when people ask me want it means because it has such cool meanings." Feb. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We called our lovely daughter Layla Nikita Evora, she is just beautiful, I was surprised by the reaction from people who all said that its a beautiful name." Jan. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 4 months old, and an amazing beautiful little girl. Her name is Layla Grace, the actual story behind the arabic name is about following your heart which is exactly what I hope for her." Dec. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Oh my goodness i absolutely love this name!! I am adopting a little from Guatemala and I have named her Layla Rose." Oct. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Layla she is 16 months old. people always think I named her after Eric Claptons song but i just liked thi name." Oct. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister is pregnant and will be naming her daughter Layla LeeAnn. It's funny because at first no one could agree on a name, then finally Eric(my sister's fiancee)thought of Layla and both families loved it!!! I also like it because I've never heard of anyone else having that name." Sep. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "ive had people say it wrong but they're idiots - its said exactly how it spelt. I love my name, its got a lovely meaning, theres an arabic story with it in, and theres the wicked song aswell." Aug. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "im sixteen and am calling my baby layla i think its a very preety girly name" Aug. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am from North Carolina. My grand daughter was born on Feb 28, 2006. I have never heard of any other person with the name Layla until we had her birth announcement published in our local newspaper. Her announcement was printed with another announcement and the baby's name was Layla also. She in the next county!! How weird is that? Everyone likes it and comments that they don't hear that name much, if ever." Aug. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Layla and I love her name. Everyone prnouces it right, but sometimes people spell it "Leila" Jul. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name Layla is great! nobody else in my school has it, so it makes me feel different. People can always say it right, but occasionaly get the spelling wrong. Its been spelt Lala, Leila, Laila and other weird variations. but it really like it cos it makes me feel different from other people. But im curious to know its meaning, cos ive looked it up and i thought it meant 'Dark Beauty' but ive also found 'Born at Night' and 'Dark Haired'. please help me on this one! xxxx" Jun. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Layla Annette. She goes by Layla. She gets tons of compliments on her name and always has. We live in the south and there are not many Layla's here. I think it is very pretty. She was named after the song "Layla" by Derrik and the Dominoes. She is 20 years old." Mar. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is layla. She is a year old and nobody has had any problems pronouncing it. I haven't met anyone that has the same yet, but everyone thinks it's a beautiful name." Dec. 22, 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 (4-year-old) daughter's name is Layla. I've met another baby with this name (w/ Arabic parents) and I knew someone with this name a year behind me in school, but no one else in real life. everyone seems to know the song by Eric Clapton, so they pronounce and spell it just fine." Nov. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Layla (shes 5 months old). I havn't heard of anyone else having it, but have heard of names close. Everyone thinks its pretty and can pronounce it just fine." Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      22 Neutral Comments

  • "My daughter is due in 4 days. Naming her Layla Rae. I love the name Layla and it's also for my dad who passed - Layla was his favorite song." Jun. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our little girl is called Layla May. It was between this and Ellena but she looked much more like a Layla. However even though she has now turned out to have bright blonde hair and blues eyes, and the name means 'Dark' in Hebrew, she still really suits it. Everyone comments on own lovely it is :-D LOVE IT xxx" Feb. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our Daughter Layla Grace...I didn't know until afterwards that this was the name of a little girl who had lost her battle with cancer. I happened across a tribute video on youtube one day.... it was actually quite ironic...because I had intended on a family name and Layla isn't one...I just happened to pull that name out of the baby book and decided I liked it and thought that Grace sounded good with it!" Sep. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name!! Layla has a beautiful harmony to it hehe. Yay for all the Laylas or Leilas out there" Apr. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my little girl Layla-after the song. One day she will also break hears." Dec. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I chose to name our first born daughter Layla. I fell in love themoment I saw it. It fits her perfectly beccause Layla in Hebrew means dark-haired and my daughter has black hair. Whenever people ask her name they say it's beautiful and couple of people said it's feminine and sophisticated. Her middle name is Bane so Layla Bane's her name n we love it. We haven't come across anyone with the name Layla so she feels pretty special and unique!" Sep. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla and I love it. People never have problems pronouncing my name correctly and it was unique. I'm about 24 and never met anyone with the same name until I began working at a preschool. There are so many Laylas! Great name though :)" Aug. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am confused, My grandson and wife are expecting a girl and plan the name LAYLA, but they think it is a Hawaiian origin... We just wonder." Aug. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absoluely love my name Leila and get comliments on it all the time. Im 28 now and I've always loved it. its unique, simple and pretty. Funny thing is i only knew one other Leila growing up and guess how her parents got her name, from yours truly.." Jun. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am leila and moon faced (very light complexion and very dark hair and black eyes. apparently, dark hair dark eyes, light in the night, moon are among the deifinitons. my mother finds the name very befitting. i like it too!" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 5 year old Layla Alexandra...it suits her to a tee. She is a very sweet and loving child. It's a beautiful name:)" Mar. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl's name is Layla, she was born 18days ago and she's gorgeous so she suits such a pretty name x x x" Jul. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I picked the name Leyla in January 06 because of my daughter's Arab heritage and the beauty of the sound of the name. Just three years ago it was not very popular and a bit exotic for the US. Now it seems to be becoming as popular as Amy or Jen for people born in the 70s. I hope it falls off in popularity because one of the original appeals of the name was the uniqueness. It will loose its charm if it moves into the top 25. Anyone know what happed to cause the spike in popularity?" May. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am french and my daughter's name is Leyla(she's 3 months old):we could not swrite it Layla because in french its not the same pronunciation. It's because Clapton's song and the sonority of it we chose this name,although people are wandering why such a name with no arabic origins. we love it and our baby seems pleased to hear it!!" Apr. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla Victoria and im 17 and its different! X" Feb. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutley love the name "Layla". Although I am not choosing this particular name for anyone I think it is a new found favourite of mine. I have read a book called "A Thousand Spendid Suns" and I was captured by the name as it was repeated so often throughout the story." Jan. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I REALLY LOVE THIS NAME. THE DAY I HAVE A DAUGHTER HER NAME WILL BE LAYLA. NO ONE IN MY FAMILY LIKES THE NAME NOT EVEN MY FIANCE. I DONT UNDERSTAND ITS SO BEAUTIFUL. THE SOUND OF IT IS SO SWEET. A LITTLE BABY LAYLA SOUNDS SO ADORABLE. I DONT CARE THAT IT MY MIND IS SET HER NAME WILL BE LAYLA! LOLS" Dec. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "when i have a little girl it will be layla lee or layla rose i love it, its so beautiful" Aug. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my week old daughter Layla Faith. I have always loved the Eric Clapton song, but I loved it even more when I found out it meant "Dark beauty" in Arabic. It also means "Born at night" in Swahili(and my daughter was actually born at night). I love that it is not an extremely common name." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "People do say it wrong, and spell it wrong, but it doesn't bother me too much. I get a lot of copmliments about my name." Feb. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Layla and I am 22 years old from the UK. I was named after the Derek and the Dominos song. It's so great to be named after a rock song than some cheesy pop song rubbish! Some of my friends used to sing/hum the song to me whenever I entered the room and that felt really good as I am a shy person. There was a girl in my year at school called Laila but that's the only other person I know with this name. I have since heard of other people with the name on internet communities but I do not know them. I'm proud of my name - it's unique, beautiful and easy to pronounce. And the meaning behind it gives it a mysterious sound." Jan. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Layla, she was born in 1978 she is now aged 28. I have heard of a few Layla's since but not many. I still love the name and have no regrets in naming her Layla." Oct. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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