Laila Name Meaning & Origin

Laila

Pronunciation: LAY-lə (key)

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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Laela, Layla, Leila

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Nicknames for Laila

La La
Lil

Meanings and history of the name Laila

Hebrew Meaning - Night, Darkness.
Arabian Meaning - Night, Night time.

Famous real-life people named Laila

Laila Ali, professional boxer, daughter of Muhammad Ali

Laila in song, story & screen

Laila is pronounced like "Layla" like the Eric Clapton song.
Laila is a main character in the book "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini
Laila was the baby daughter of Grace Adler and her husband Leo Markus in the finale of the TV series "Will and Grace". She grows up to marry Ben, the son of Will Truman and his partner Vince.
Laila was Will Stronghold's friend in the movie Sky High.

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