What does Leila mean?
The meaning of Leila is "night".
Leila is generally used as a girl's name.
It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Lei-la.
The Given Name Leila
With an interesting history, it was used in romantic poems from Arabia to England, and was thought to be the name of a biblical angel by one early Rabbinic scholar.
The name Leila was made popular in the English speaking world by Lord Byron who used it as the name of characters in both The Giaour (1813) and Don Juan (1819-24).
Using it to mean a dark beauty or dark complexion, the Leila of The Giaour is a harem girl who is killed my her master and avenged by her love, the giaour.
The name was also used by Lord Lytton in his novel Leila: or The Siege or Granada (1838).
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Leila Name Fun
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