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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leila

User Submitted Origins

Arabic
30%
English
20%
Hawaiian
10%
Irish (Gealic)
10%
French
10%
Celtic
10%
Hebrew
10%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Leila means "Dark beauty; night" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Leila is of Unknown origin and means "Black haired beauty".
  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Leila means "Night" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Leila is of English origin and means "Dark beauty".
  • A user from Missouri, United States says the name Leila is of Arabic origin and means "Night".

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Wiktionary

From Arabic لَيْلَى (laylā).

  1. A female given name taken into English usage through nineteenth century literature.

Leila was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, and Hungarian

Notable Persons Named Leila

Leila de Lima is a Secretary of the Philippine Department of Justice, Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, Department of Justice (Philippines), and Commission on Human Rights (Philippines). Leila was born on August 27th, 1959 in Iriga.

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She holds the title Miss Angola UK 2010, Miss Angola 2010, Miss Universe 2011, and Miss Angola. Leila was given the name Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes on February 26th, 1986 in Benguela.

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Marie Dressler was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1892 to 1934. Marie was given the name Leila Marie Koerber on November 9th, 1868 in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. She breathed her last breath on July 28th, 1934.

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Leila was born on April 9th, 1944 in Haifa.

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She has been prominent since 1996. Leila was born as the child of Ali Hatami on October 1st, 1972 in Tehran.

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Leïla Bekhti is an actor and actress. Leïla was born on March 6th, 1984 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leila

She holds the title Princess of Iran. Princess was born as the child of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Farah Pahlavi on March 27th, 1970 in Tehran. She breathed her last breath on June 10th, 2001.

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Leila is an electronic music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1993. Leila was given the name Leila Arab .

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Faysal Abu Leila is an athlete for the Hilal Al-Quds Club.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 80 80 0
1881 77 77 0
1882 83 83 0
1883 90 90 0
1884 103 103 0
1885 123 123 0
1886 115 115 0
1887 112 112 0
1888 170 170 0
1889 126 126 0
1890 154 154 0
1891 178 178 0
1892 178 178 0
1893 173 173 0
1894 152 152 0
1895 147 147 0
1896 149 149 0
1897 157 157 0
1898 161 161 0
1899 139 139 0
1900 178 178 0
1901 145 145 0
1902 140 140 0
1903 138 138 0
1904 148 148 0
1905 154 154 0
1906 160 160 0
1907 171 171 0
1908 150 150 0
1909 145 145 0
1910 163 163 0
1911 143 143 0
1912 195 195 0
1913 234 234 0
1914 259 259 0
1915 363 363 0
1916 368 368 0
1917 352 352 0
1918 369 369 0
1919 384 384 0
1920 405 405 0
1921 345 345 0
1922 363 363 0
1923 335 335 0
1924 365 365 0
1925 344 344 0
1926 313 313 0
1927 306 306 0
1928 279 279 0
1929 285 285 0
1930 317 317 0
1931 287 287 0
1932 305 305 0
1933 294 294 0
1934 241 241 0
1935 240 240 0
1936 184 184 0
1937 239 239 0
1938 190 190 0
1939 177 177 0
1940 182 182 0
1941 217 211 6
1942 203 203 0
1943 204 204 0
1944 197 197 0
1945 176 176 0
1946 166 166 0
1947 176 176 0
1948 156 156 0
1949 181 181 0
1950 168 168 0
1951 154 154 0
1952 161 161 0
1953 177 177 0
1954 195 195 0
1955 177 177 0
1956 180 180 0
1957 178 178 0
1958 157 157 0
1959 192 192 0
1960 172 172 0
1961 191 191 0
1962 190 190 0
1963 171 171 0
1964 162 162 0
1965 135 135 0
1966 175 175 0
1967 141 141 0
1968 105 105 0
1969 136 136 0
1970 132 132 0
1971 163 163 0
1972 140 140 0
1973 145 145 0
1974 155 155 0
1975 157 157 0
1976 159 159 0
1977 192 192 0
1978 186 186 0
1979 196 196 0
1980 184 184 0
1981 222 222 0
1982 211 211 0
1983 213 213 0
1984 204 204 0
1985 220 220 0
1986 210 210 0
1987 214 214 0
1988 221 221 0
1989 200 200 0
1990 182 182 0
1991 198 198 0
1992 197 197 0
1993 199 199 0
1994 186 186 0
1995 216 216 0
1996 179 179 0
1997 213 213 0
1998 297 297 0
1999 306 306 0
2000 427 427 0
2001 566 566 0
2002 638 638 0
2003 893 893 0
2004 893 893 0
2005 1,041 1,041 0
2006 1,161 1,161 0
2007 1,392 1,392 0
2008 1,498 1,498 0
2009 1,389 1,389 0
2010 1,508 1,508 0
2011 1,376 1,376 0
2012 1,362 1,362 0
2013 1,469 1,469 0
2014 1,330 1,330 0
2015 1,305 1,305 0
2016 1,387 1,387 0
2017 1,400 1,395 5

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Popularity of Leila as a first name

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Common last names for Leila

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Fun Facts about the name Leila

  • What name lists does Leila rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Leila? Leila is the 1,073rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Leila have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,947 babies born with the first name Leila in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leila to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leila? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 80 new born babies.
  • When was Leila first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leila is Tuesday, November 26th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Leila born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leila was in 2010 with a total of 1,508 babies. That's a lot of babies named Leila!
  • Random Leila Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leila ranks 35th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 19 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Leila: Your name in reverse order is Aliel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liela. How do you pronounce that?

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