Leila: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Leila | Girls
Origin of the name Leila:
Derived from the Arabic leila (night, dark beauty) or the Persian leila (dark-haired). Its use in England began with George Byon's poem "The Giaour" (1813).
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- Comments and insights on the name Leila: | Edit
My name is Leila and I'd like to have it spelled Layla because that's the exact way in which it is pronounced. My username is such because I've had many people say "LI-luh" or "Lee-luh"
- Personal experiences with the name Leila: | Edit
This name is frequently mispronounced. I'm often called Layla, Lila, Lee-eye-la, Lilla. In my case, Leila is said, Lee-la.
My name is pronounced "Lee-eye-la," and no one ever gets it the first time. You get used to it, though.
- Nicknames for Leila: | Edit
Lee, Lee-Lee, Lil, Lou
- Meanings and history of the name Leila: | Edit
I've read in various places that Leila means "night" or "dark beauty" in Persian
- Famous real-life people named Leila: | Edit
Leila Arcieri - actress
Leila Bronia Josefowicz - violinist
Leila Kenzle - actress
- Leila in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Layla" is a love song by Eric Clapton.
"Leila" is a country song released by ZZ Top in 1981. In the song, they pronounce the name as Lee-la.
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Global Popularity of the Name Leila
- #151 in Canada (Quebec)
- #192 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #195 in Canada (Alberta)
- #226 in United States
- #271 in Scotland
- #453 in Norway