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English, Arabic


With a long history that goes back into the birth of modern civilisation in Persia and the Middle East. The name has been in constant use since medieval times, inspired by an Arabian legend of unrequited love. This particular variant has a long literary tradition, appearing in poems by Lord Byron back in the 19th century.

Rank in the year 2015

Leila was ranked #528 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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