Layla: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Layla | Girls
Origin of the name Layla:
Derived from the Arabic leila (night, dark beauty) or the Persian leila (dark-haired). Its use in England began with George Byron's poem "The Giaour" (1813).
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My daughter's name is Laila. Everyone comments on how pretty her name is although, when people see her name spelled they think her name is "Lilah", which is annoying. The name Layla is becoming a lot more popular,but it's a beautiful name!
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This is my name and I love it, expecially because my parents gave me a more unique spelling; Leighle.
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Laila Ali, Professional boxer
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"Layla" is the name of Derek and the Dominos song released in 1972 on the album "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs". It was Eric Clapton's nickname for Pattie Boyd Harrison, after the Leila in the Arab love story "Layla and Majnun". Clapton felt his love for Pattie was hopeless, like Majnun's love for Layla, because she was married to his best friend, George Harrison. He wrote this song for her.
In 2005 "Layla" placed at #27 in Rolling Stones 'Greatest 500 rock songs of all time' List.
There is a Layla mentioned in Flyleaf's song "Fully Alive".
"Layla and Majnun", classic Arabic love story.
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Global Popularity of the Name Layla
- #52 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #55 in United States
- #73 in Australia (Victoria)
- #84 in England
- #90 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #92 in Canada (Alberta)
- #120 in Scotland
- #181 in Canada (Quebec)