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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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1950770
1955770
1964770
196710100
1969770
1970990
197142420
19721251250
19731521520
19741851850
19751951950
19761731730
19772072070
19781411410
19791291290
19801311310
19811071070
19821141140
198387870
19841111110
198582820
19861271270
198790900
19881081080
198993930
19901321320
19911091090
19921661660
19933203200
19942242240
19952342340
19962142140
19971891890
19982472470
19993513510
20006976970
20019479470
20021,0721,0720
20031,6871,6870
20042,0202,0119
20052,3832,3830
20063,3613,3547#101 girl name
20073,9083,9008#85 girl name
20084,9354,9278#55 girl name
20095,2035,1985#46 girl name
20105,8895,8827#37 girl name
20116,0836,07310#35 girl name
20126,2596,2518#31 girl name
20136,4706,4655#30 girl name
20146,4346,4286#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 first appeared 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 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Layla" ranks #64 in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 577 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of 5,889 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Layla" mean?

Layla (Arabic): Night, black

The name "Layla" is of Arabic origin and it means "Night, black". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Y is for young, the years never show!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Alyal". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Laayl". 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.

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!

Celebrities named Layla

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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Past life for Layla born Aug 22, 1922

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 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

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.

Name poster for Layla

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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