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Pronunciation

Layla

Origin

English, Arabic

Meaning

Coming from the Arabic for ‘dark’ or ‘night’, or the Persian for ‘dark beauty’ this is a great pick for your baby girl. Immortalised by the 7th century Arab love story of Qays and Layla, this name radiates a combination of beauty and smarts, with a hint of magnetism. A purely melodic name, its songful sounds make it a beautiful choice for your little girl.

Rank in the year 2015

Layla was ranked #88 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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