Leila

Leila - A very unique female name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leila, meaning night, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #324. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leila and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leila? 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 Leila. The baby girl name Leila was given to 1,324 baby girls in 2012, ranking #233 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,067 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leila peaked in popularity 9 years ago in 2010 on position 204.



Famous with this name

Leila Arcieri
Le´la Denio
Leila Hyams


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Leila is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leila is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #35 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #740.

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 Leila is where you live.


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Leila origin and meaning

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

Similar to Leila

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

Leah / Lillie / Lily / Lola / Lee / Lula / Lila / Layla / Lilly / 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
2012233
2011231
2010204
2009241
2008225
2007253
2006286
2005310
2004361
2003350
2002453
2001493
2000598
1999744
1998752
19971020
19961047
1995885
1994953
19931006
1992994
1991987
19901035
1989929
1988814
1987885
1986859
1985782
1984815
1983778
1982783
1981779
1980937
1979833
1978788
1977843
1976874
1975966
1974849
1973916
1972973
1971904
19701015
1969930
19681022
1967852
1966800
1965858
1964844
1963834
1962769
1961788
1960769
1959781
1958801
1957823
1956740
1955759
1954697
1953723
1952743
1951749
1950703
1949655
1948697
1947691
1946636
1945558
1944548
1943529
1942560
1941477
1940540
1939509
1938519
1937427
1936523
1935433
1934427
1933382
1932380
1931385
1930390
1929410
1928407
1927397
1926392
1925373
1924361
1923374
1922353
1921367
1920320
1919322
1918342
1917336
1916324
1915313
1914336
1913322
1912329
1911353
1910324

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii35
District of Columbia125
New Hampshire129
Connecticut137
New York150
California155
Florida182
Rhode Island184
Washington193
Massachusetts196
New Jersey199
Virginia203
Arizona212
Nevada216
Maryland217
New Mexico227
South Carolina228
Wisconsin230
Texas250
Kansas261
Ohio277
Michigan283
Illinois288
Utah290
Missouri302
Colorado304
Oregon307
Idaho311
North Carolina321
Pennsylvania335
Minnesota364
Georgia366
Arkansas375
Nebraska409
Tennessee412
Indiana434
Kentucky531
Louisiana553
Alabama569
Iowa577
Oklahoma740

Even more about Leila


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 Leila 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 Leila?

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
2010
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Leila
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,067
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,324

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