Layla

Layla - A unique female name



  Oct 22,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Layla, meaning night, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1971 on position #2276. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Layla and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Layla? 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 Layla. The baby girl name Layla was given to 6,227 baby girls in 2012, ranking #31 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 227 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Layla peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 31.



Famous with this name

Layla El
Layla Mall
Layla Kayleigh


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Rating: 5/5 (18 people)


Layla is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Layla is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #12 - and is the least popular in Montana at position #116.

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 Layla is where you live.


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Layla origin and meaning

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

Similar to Layla

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

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

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
201231
201134
201037
200946
200855
200785
2006101
2005144
2004168
2003195
2002290
2001328
2000406
1999670
1998864
1997987
1996884
1995850
1994918
1993683
19921098
19911655
19901245
19891653
19881328
19871565
19861256
19851560
19841233
19831637
19821318
19811417
19801054
19791091
19781050
1977808
1976834
1975776
1974782
1973868
1972992
19712276

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware12
Vermont14
South Carolina16
Alaska17
Florida17
Louisiana19
Georgia19
South Dakota20
Virginia21
Maryland22
Kentucky23
Mississippi23
Arkansas24
Indiana25
Alabama25
West Virginia25
Ohio25
Missouri26
North Carolina26
Nebraska27
Michigan27
Arizona28
Pennsylvania28
Tennessee28
Kansas32
Connecticut32
Colorado33
Texas33
Illinois34
Iowa35
Maine36
Idaho38
Wisconsin41
North Dakota41
New York42
New Jersey43
Massachusetts48
Nevada51
Minnesota51
California52
Oklahoma53
Oregon53
New Mexico57
Washington58
Wyoming63
Rhode Island66
Utah70
Hawaii73
New Hampshire77
District of Columbia79
Montana116

Even more about Layla


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 Layla a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Layla?

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
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Layla
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 227
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1971
2012 births +6,227

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