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68k
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since 1880

Layla

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Night, black
  • #813 All Time
  • #30 in 2015
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How popular is the baby name Layla in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1950 7 7 0
1955 7 7 0
1964 7 7 0
1967 10 10 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 42 42 0
1972 125 125 0
1973 152 152 0
1974 185 185 0
1975 195 195 0
1976 173 173 0
1977 207 207 0
1978 141 141 0
1979 130 130 0
1980 131 131 0
1981 106 106 0
1982 115 115 0
1983 87 87 0
1984 111 111 0
1985 82 82 0
1986 127 127 0
1987 90 90 0
1988 108 108 0
1989 93 93 0
1990 132 132 0
1991 109 109 0
1992 166 166 0
1993 320 320 0
1994 224 224 0
1995 234 234 0
1996 214 214 0
1997 189 189 0
1998 247 247 0
1999 351 351 0
2000 697 697 0
2001 947 947 0
2002 1,072 1,072 0
2003 1,687 1,687 0
2004 2,020 2,011 9
2005 2,383 2,383 0
2006 3,364 3,357 7 #100 girl name
2007 3,908 3,900 8 #85 girl name
2008 4,935 4,927 8 #55 girl name
2009 5,205 5,200 5 #45 girl name
2010 5,891 5,884 7 #37 girl name
2011 6,084 6,074 10 #35 girl name
2012 6,263 6,255 8 #31 girl name
2013 6,472 6,467 5 #30 girl name
2014 6,448 6,442 6 #29 girl name
2015 6,296 6,289 7 #30 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Layla baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68,304 babies born with the name Layla in the United States. That's more than enough Laylas to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Layla" was in 2013 with a total of 6,467 babies. (That's a lot of baby Laylas)

According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Layla" ranks #40 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 58 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of 5,891 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Layla popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Layla" mean? The list below shows the origins of Layla as well as things modernly associated with the name Layla such as celebrities named Layla.

Origin and Meaning of Layla

The name "Layla" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Night, black". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Layla El

Layla El is a professional wrestler. Layla was born in 1978 as Layla El in London, England.

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Layla Anna-Lee

Layla Anna-Lee is a tvpresenteractor. Layla was born in 1983 in London, England.

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Layla Kayleigh

Layla Kayleigh is a television host and correspondent. Layla was born in 1984 as Zara Layla Kayleigh in London, England.

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Layla Roberts

Layla Roberts is a playboy playmate. Layla was born in 1974 in Muncie, Indiana.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Layla

Layla Chords
Layla Grayce
Layla Lounge
Layla Lounge Dress Code
Layla Tab
Layla Song

Alternative Meanings

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Alyal". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ylala". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Layla born Jun 23, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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