Laila

Laila - A very unique female name



  Oct 23,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Laila, meaning night; holy, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1442. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Laila and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Laila? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Laila. The baby girl name Laila was given to 2,210 baby girls in 2012, ranking #143 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 639 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Laila peaked in popularity 9 years ago in 2009 on position 135.



Famous with this name

Laila Nasir
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Laila is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Laila is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #37 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #314.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Laila is where you live.


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Laila origin and meaning

Laila is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means night; holy. To see famous people named Laila, pop culture references for the name Laila and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Laila

We've found the following names that sound similar to Laila, sorted by popularity.

Leah / Lillie / Lily / Lola / Lee / Lula / Lila / Layla / Lilly / Leila /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012143
2011142
2010140
2009135
2008140
2007148
2006236
2005234
2004252
2003251
2002376
2001456
2000649
19991162
19981311
19971370
19961420
19951411
19941537
19931474
19921436
19911623
19901774
19891639
19881847
19871979
19861441
19852073
19841345
19831573
19821770
19811531
19802091
19791951
19781711
19771908
19761502
19751585
19741666
19732072
19721737
19702299
19692703
19682092
19661672
19652070
19641816
19622019
19612465
19601815
19581962
19472027
19451765
19421793
19291838
19271947
19261923
19231324
19211449
19201387
19191535
19181456
19161425
19141442

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia37
Delaware69
Mississippi69
Maryland82
Louisiana99
Illinois101
North Dakota103
Georgia103
New York104
Florida106
South Carolina116
Virginia117
Ohio118
Pennsylvania120
Michigan120
Rhode Island120
North Carolina120
Tennessee126
New Jersey132
New Mexico133
Indiana136
Texas151
Massachusetts161
Alabama165
Arkansas177
Arizona177
Connecticut177
California197
Wisconsin198
Kentucky201
Washington203
Missouri206
Nevada211
South Dakota214
New Hampshire221
Oklahoma224
Minnesota227
Oregon229
Colorado244
Nebraska266
West Virginia267
Kansas288
Iowa295
Utah314

Even more about Laila


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Laila a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Laila?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2009
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Laila
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 639
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +2,210

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