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leila

FORM OF:
layla, laila
OTHER SCRIPTS:
georgian (ლეილა) 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
  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • georgiangeorgian
  • germangerman
  • hungarian (magyar)hungarian (magyar)
  • icelandicicelandic
  • iranianiranian
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
arabic
laila, leyla, layla
danish
laila
english
laila, leyla, layla, lela, leilah, lila, lyla
finnish
laila
french
lyla, Leïla
german
lejla
icelandic
laila
iranian
leyla
norwegian
laila
swedish
laila
welsh
layla, lyla

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
azerbaijani
leyla
bosnian
lejla
faroese
laila
greenlandic
laila
irish
layla
scottish
layla
serbian
lejla

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
LEILA BRIGITTE FONTAINE
LEILA DANIEL LAVOIE
CHANSON DE LEILA FRANCESCA SOLLEVILLE
LEILA ET LES CHASSEURS FRANCIS CABREL
LEILA,LA NUIT HAMOU CHEHEB
LEILA HENRI TEXIER
LEÏLA HERVÉ VILARD
LEÏLA INDOCHINE
LEÏLA LARA FABIAN
LEILA LES NÉGRESSES VERTES
LEILA MALEK
LEÏLA MARIE-JOSÉ
LEILA MYLÈNE FARMER
LEÏLA PADAM
LEILA PATRICE ET MARIO
PETITE LEÏLA PAUL LOUKA
LEILA PENELOPE
LEÏLA PIERRE PERRET
LEILA ZZ TOP

Notable people and personalities​

Laila El Khalifi (born 1971), Swedish Rapper
Leila Aboulela (born 1964), Sudanese Writer
Leila Ahmed (born 1940), Egyptian American Writer
Leila Arab, Iranian Recording Artist
Leila Barros (born 1971) Brazilian Female Volleyball Player
Leila Bela, Iranian-american Avant-garde Musician, Actress And Writer
Leila Denmark (1898–2012), American Pediatrician
Leila Forouhar (born 1958), Iranian Singer And Actress
Leila Goldkuhl, American Model
Leila Hatami (born 1972) Iranian Actress
Leila Hayes (born 1942) Australian Actress
Leila Hyams (1905–1977) American Film Actress
Leila Josefowicz (born 1977), American-canadian Classical Violinist
Leila Khaled (born 1944), Palestinian Militant
Leila Lopes (born 1986), Angolan Miss Universe 2011 Winner
Leila Mckinnon (born 1972) Australian Journalist
Leila Mourad (1918–1995) Egyptian Singer And Actress
Leila Pahlavi ‎(1970–2001), Iranian Princess
Leila Sobral (born 1974), Brazilian Basketball Player
Leila Tong (born 1981), Hong Kong Actress And Singer
Leila Vaziri (born 1985), Iranian-american Swimmer, World Record Holder
Leila Waddell (1880–1932), Mistress Of Notorious British Occultist Aleister Crowley