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Pronunciation

Laila

Origin

English, Arabic

Meaning

A melodious and oh-so-beautiful name for a little girl, this name originates from the Middle East and the Arab world but has steadily gained popularity around the globe, especially in central Europe and Scandinavia. From the Arabic for ‘dark night’, it was traditionally used for dark featured beauties, or for little girls born in the night. Regardless of the associations, its balance and softness makes it difficult to resist.

Rank in the year 2015

Laila was ranked #377 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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