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layla

FORM OF:
layla
OTHER SCRIPTS:
Arabic (ليلى)
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic
ORIGIN:
arabic  /  hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
L-Y-L > LAYLA
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
L-Y-L (ليل) LAYLA (ليلى) LAILA (לילה)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Arabic tri-consonantal root: “l-y-l (lamedh-yodh-lamedh)”. The name Layla meaning “night, born at night, dark-haired beauty, dark beauty”, and is linked to the Hebrew name transliterated “laylah”. This is an internationally-used Arabic feminine given name originating in the Semitic languages. The name has long been used in Arab and Persian folklore, poetry, and literature. For example, the 7th-century Arab poet Qays addressed romantic poems to a woman called Layla. The story of “Qays and Layla” or Layla and Majnun became a popular romance in the medieval Arab World and Persia, and use of the name spread accordingly; it gained popularity further afield in the Muslim World, among the Turkic peoples and in the Balkans and India.

Usage

  • arabicarabic
  • englishenglish
  • irishirish
  • scottishscottish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
arabic
laila, leyla, leila
english
laila, leyla, leila, lela, leilah, lila, lyla
welsh
leila, lyla

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
azerbaijani
leyla
bosnian
lejla
danish
laila, leila
faroese
laila
finnish
laila, leila
french
leila, lyla, Leïla
georgian
leila
german
leila, lejla
greenlandic
laila
hungarian - magyar
leila
icelandic
laila, leila
iranian
leyla, leila
norwegian
laila, leila
serbian
lejla
swedish
laila, leila

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#30UNITED STATES RANKING

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

6
Numerological Values:
6

Number 6 is associated with nurturing, sympathy, balance, civic sense and responsibility. People with name-number 6 place high priority on family. They are also willing to shoulder responsibilities and execute them in the best manner possible.

Chakra Number:
6: The number of the Third Eye "Ajna"

Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre - your third eye chakra. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Discover the hidden meanings within this deep blue color.

Color meaning:

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the "New Age" - the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
LAYLA DEREK & THE DOMINOS
LAYLA ERIC CLAPTON
LAYLA HENRI SALVADOR

Notable people and personalities​

Layla El (born 1977) English Dancer, Model And Professional Wrestler
Layla Palmer, Singer And Keyboardist