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Leila Meaning


What does Leila mean?

The name Leila is of Hebrew and Arabic origin.

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

Leila is both a Hebrew and Arabic word that means "night".

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).

Leila Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 238 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,352 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 221 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,404 occurrences. It ranked 13,410 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Leila has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Leila Name Popularity Page.

Leila Related Names

Variants of the name Leila include Laila, Lailah, Laylah, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Leyla, Lila, Lilah, Lyla, Lylah.

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    Leila Numerology

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    Leila Name Fun

    Would you like to fingerspell the name Leila in American Sign Language?

    Then just follow the diagram below.

    Be creative with the name Leila.

    Just for fun, see the name Leila in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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