US Popularity:6004
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:dark beauty
A pleasant variant of the ancient Leila, Laela is a girl's name of Arabic origin that whispers of hidden romance and moonlit ventures. Laela comes from the element layl, meaning "night," placing it as a firm favorite among little raven-haired wonders. However, it is Laela's ties to Arabian legend that earns it the alluring translation of "dark beauty." Rooted in the 7th-century poem of Layla and Majnun, the name is inspired by the young virgin who falls passionately in love with another. A true tale of unrequited affection, they are forbidden from ever uniting. Instead, Layla is destined to become a muse for Majnun's love songs of yearning—a destiny that continues well into contemporary popular culture. Who knows what creative masterpieces your own little Laela may inspire in their lifetime.

Laela Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Laela is currently #4145 on The Bump
Girl:Laela is currently #1843 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Laela is currently #6004 in U.S. births
Girl:Laela is currently #2368 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 647
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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