Layla Name Meaning & Origin

Layla

Pronunciation: LAY-lə (key)

Origin of the name Layla:

Derived from the Arabic leila (night, dark beauty) or the Persian leila (dark-haired). Its use in England began with George Byron's poem "The Giaour" (1813).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Laela, Laila, Leila

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Layla Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Layla? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Layla

Contribute your knowledge to the name Layla

Comments and insights on the name Layla
Personal experiences with the name Layla
Nicknames for Layla

Layla lu
LuLu
Lay Lu
Layla Boo
Layla Bug

Meanings and history of the name Layla

Layla is Middle Eastern name most famously known for being apart of the Arabic version of "Romeo and Juliet" or "Layla and Majnun".

Famous real-life people named Layla

Laila Ali, Professional boxer
Layla El, Professional Wrestler

Layla in song, story & screen

"Layla" is the name of Derek and the Dominos song released in 1972 on the album "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs". It was Eric Clapton's nickname for Pattie Boyd Harrison, after the Leila in the Arab love story "Layla and Majnun". Clapton felt his love for Pattie was hopeless, like Majnun's love for Layla, because she was married to his best friend, George Harrison. He wrote this song for her. In 2005 "Layla" placed at #27 in Rolling Stones 'Greatest 500 rock songs of all time' List.

Layla is the name of one of the main characters in the 2005 film "Sky High".

There is a Layla mentioned in Flyleaf's song "Fully Alive".

"Layla and Majnun", classic Arabic love story.

Layla Miller, a character in the X-Men comics

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
60
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

79
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

63
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

63
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

59
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

60
No Way
Definitely

Young?

60
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?