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leyla

FORM OF:
leila
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
  • azerbaijaniazerbaijani
  • englishenglish
  • iranianiranian

Related names

VARIANTS
arabic
laila, leila, layla
english
laila, leila, layla, lela, leilah, lila, lyla
iranian
leila

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
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
irish
layla
norwegian
laila, leila
scottish
layla
serbian
lejla
swedish
laila, leila
welsh
leila, layla, lyla

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#623UNITED STATES RANKING

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Notable people and personalities​

Leyla Achba, Princess At The Ottoman Court
Leyla Chihuán, Peruvian Volleyball Player
Leyla Gencer, Turkish Soprano Opera Singer
Leyla Mammadbeyova, First Female Azerbaijani Aviator
Leyla Milani (born 1982) Canadian Model, Actress, Tv Host And Entrepreneur
Leyla Neyzi, Turkish Academic
Leyla Pınar, Turkish Harpsichordist And Musicologist
Leyla Qasim, Kurdish Activist
Leyla Saz Hanimefendi, Composer, Poet And Writer
Leyla Tuğutlu (born 1989), Turkish Model
Leyla Vakilova, Azerbaijani Ballerina
Leyla Zana, Kurdish-turkish Politician