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62k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Layla

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Night, black
  • #848 All Time
  • #29 in 2014
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
41k Leila (Arabic)
6k Leyla (Arabic)

How popular is the 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 9 9 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 129 129 0
1980 131 131 0
1981 107 107 0
1982 114 114 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 3,361 3,354 7 #101 girl name
2007 3,908 3,900 8 #85 girl name
2008 4,935 4,927 8 #55 girl name
2009 5,203 5,198 5 #46 girl name
2010 5,889 5,882 7 #37 girl name
2011 6,083 6,073 10 #35 girl name
2012 6,259 6,251 8 #31 girl name
2013 6,470 6,465 5 #30 girl name
2014 6,434 6,428 6 #29 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Layla? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 61,980 babies born with the name Layla in the United States. That's more than enough Laylas to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). 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 6,465 babies. (That's a lot of baby Laylas)

According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Layla" ranks #68 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 96 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 4,935 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?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Layla in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

Arabic

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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Alternative Meanings

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

L is for lucky, who is more?

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Your name in reverse order is "Alyal". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Llyaa". 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 May 22, 1949

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 Western Africa approximately on 800. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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