Laila

First Name
34k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Laila mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Laila

"Laila" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Nightfall". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Variant of Leila and Layla, from Arabic لَيْلَى (laylā), related to لَيْلَة (layla, “night”).

  1. A female given name.

Laila was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, Latvian, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Laila

Laila Ali is a boxer. Laila was born on December 30th, 1977 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Laila Morse is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1995 to present. Laila was given the name Maureen Oldman on August 1st, 1945 in Dorking.

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She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Laila was given the name Laila Abdesselam Rouass on June 22nd, 1971 in Stepney.

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Laila Robins is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to 1987. Laila was born on March 14th, 1959 in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

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Laila is an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1996 to 2006. Laila was born on October 24th, 1980.

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Leila K is a pop music and eurodance musician. Her career lasted from 1989 to 1989. Leila was given the name Laila El Khalifi on September 6th, 1971.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Laila

Laila is an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1996 to 2006. Laila was born on October 24th, 1980.

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Runa Laila is a ghazal, jazz fusion, and pop music playback singer. Her career lasted from 1969 to 1991. Runa was born in Sylhet, East Pakistan.

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Ali Rashed Laila is an athlete for the Al Khoyol FC.

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How popular is the baby name Laila in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 7 7 0
1893 5 5 0
1899 5 5 0
1903 6 6 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 7 7 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 12 12 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 22 22 0
1915 23 23 0
1916 25 25 0
1917 19 19 0
1918 17 17 0
1919 29 29 0
1920 25 25 0
1921 31 31 0
1922 11 11 0
1923 26 26 0
1924 8 8 0
1925 19 19 0
1926 14 14 0
1927 17 17 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 15 15 0
1930 13 13 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 14 14 0
1934 12 12 0
1935 7 7 0
1936 11 11 0
1937 11 11 0
1938 11 11 0
1939 8 8 0
1940 5 5 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 10 10 0
1943 15 15 0
1944 6 6 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 10 10 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 7 7 0
1951 11 11 0
1952 10 10 0
1953 20 20 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 15 15 0
1956 11 11 0
1957 17 17 0
1958 22 22 0
1959 17 17 0
1960 18 18 0
1961 17 17 0
1962 25 25 0
1963 25 25 0
1964 25 25 0
1965 20 20 0
1966 30 30 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 21 21 0
1969 22 22 0
1970 23 23 0
1971 24 24 0
1972 34 34 0
1973 47 47 0
1974 53 53 0
1975 62 62 0
1976 60 60 0
1977 48 48 0
1978 62 62 0
1979 58 58 0
1980 63 63 0
1981 73 73 0
1982 56 56 0
1983 74 74 0
1984 80 80 0
1985 71 71 0
1986 79 79 0
1987 59 59 0
1988 59 59 0
1989 79 79 0
1990 78 78 0
1991 101 101 0
1992 100 100 0
1993 95 95 0
1994 87 87 0
1995 110 110 0
1996 111 111 0
1997 116 116 0
1998 131 131 0
1999 167 167 0
2000 389 389 0
2001 611 611 0
2002 800 800 0
2003 1,306 1,306 0
2004 1,288 1,282 6
2005 1,452 1,452 0
2006 1,445 1,445 0
2007 2,363 2,363 0
2008 2,410 2,410 0
2009 2,382 2,377 5
2010 2,247 2,247 0
2011 2,196 2,196 0
2012 2,255 2,248 7
2013 2,145 2,140 5
2014 2,143 2,143 0
2015 1,885 1,885 0
2016 1,943 1,943 0
2017 1,735 1,735 0

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Popularity of Laila as a first name

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Common last names for Laila

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Fun Facts about the name Laila

  • What name lists does Laila rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Laila? Laila is the 1,276th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Laila have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,189 babies born with the first name Laila in the United States. That's more than enough people named Laila to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Laila? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Laila first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Laila is Tuesday, March 6th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Laila born? The highest recorded use of the first name Laila was in 2008 with a total of 2,410 babies. That's a lot of babies named Laila!
  • Random Laila Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Laila ranks 66th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 15 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Laila: Your name in reverse order is Alial. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aalil. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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